Body of a 34 year old man found hanging on a tree in Mawe Tatu

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Residents at the scene of the incident
Residents at the scene of the incident

A somber mood has engulfed Number One village in Mawe Tatu sub location, after the body of a 34 year old man was discovered dangling on a rope on a tree near Obiero water spring.

The body of Fred Wafula was discovered by a school boy who passed near the spring in the morning while on his way to Mapera primary school.

The boy returned to inform his parents who raised an alarm attracting attention of residents who rushed to the scene and identified the body.

According to the residents the deceased might have been killed elsewhere and the body carried and hanged at the scene.

”This is not suicidal, the knees are touching the ground with mud all over the body, a fault play can’t be ruled out,” said the locals.

Confirming the incident Mawe Tatu sub location Wycliffe Masinde said preliminary investigations indicated that the man might have committed suicide over domestic issues with his wife.

“We found a note in his house accusing his wife of infidelity and this might be the reason for him taking his own life in such a cruel manner,” said Masinde.

The body was removed by officers from Nangili police station and taken to Kiminini mortuary in Trans Nzoia County as they launched investigations into the incident.