Body of a 45-year-old man found decomposing in his house in Lugari

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The deceased's mother Mrs. Peninah Asoya speaking to the press

A cloud of sorrow has engulfed Mugumu village in Marakusi sub location, Lugari Sub County after the body of a 45-year-old man was found decomposing inside his house on Tuesday.

According to the deceased’s mother Mrs. Peninah Asoya, she last saw her son Hillary Mukhaya on Wednesday last week before his decomposing body was discovered in the house.

She said the deceased who lives alone is a power-saw operator and when she saw him last time he said he was so busy.

“I had not seen him for a while and when I met  him on Wednesday and asked why he is rarely seen he told me he had a lot of work and since then I haven’t seen him,” explained the mother.

The body was discovered by a neighbor, Mr. Leo Khamasi, who raised concern after failing to see him for the last five days he decided to check in the house where he was shocked to find the body.

“I went to his house at about 7am called severally but there was no response, when I tried to push the back door it had been locked from inside. I moved to the front door and when I pushed it opened and I entered the bedroom I was shocked to find his body,” said Khamasi who later informed other family members.

The family has appealed for a thorough investigation into the incident to ascertain the cause of his death, suspecting foul play.

The body was removed by police officers from Lumakanda station and taken to Chebaiywa mortuary in the neighbouring Uasin Gishu County as they launch an investigation into the incident.