Grief has enveloped Tekoa village in Lumakanda location, Lugari Sub County after a decomposing body of a middle aged man believed to have been brutally murdered was discovered in his employer’s compound Monday morning,
According to Mrs. Wilfrida Omulayi the deceased Mathias Wafula had been employed by her daughter as a farmhand and he was leaving alone in the compound.
She said the deceased was visiting her at her home in Majengo every two days adding that since Tuesday last week he had not been seen.
She said after failing to see him and even trying to reach him through his cell phone unsuccessfully, she became worried decided to go and see what had befallen him.
“I have been trying to reach him through phone since Thursday but the phone has remained unreachable that’s why I decided to come physically to establish what had happened to him,” said Mrs. Omulayi.
She said when she reached the main gate she found it locked with a padlock from inside and after trying to knock on it unsuccessfully she decided to rotate to the back gate which she found open but she was welcomed by an odorous smell.
The door to the house where Wafula lives was wide open but when she peeped inside she was shocked to discover his decomposing body lying on the floor before she alerted neighbors and security officers.
Mrs. Omulay said it was shocking the assailants only stole chicken and a bed which the deceased was using leaving the blanket and mattress.
Confirming the incident Mwamba sub location assistant chief Edwin Nashirobe said the body had several visible injuries indicating the deceased was tortured before being murdered.
The local administrator assured residents of thorough investigations into the incident to ensure culprits are apprehended and face full wrath of the law.
The body was removed by officers from Lumakanda police station and taken to Kimbilio mortuary in the neighbouring Uasin Gishu county as the Lugari sub county DCI officers launched investigations into the incident.