Sad as Family Identifies Body of Kin Killed & Dumped in River Yala

Emotion ran high on a family who went to identify the body of their Kin who went missing some days ago only to be found dumped in River Yala, Siaya County on Thursday 20th January.

Sad as Family Identifies Body of Kin Killed & Dumped in River Yala

The family was overcome with sorrow but expressed satisfaction that they could now give their relatives a proper send-off. The majority of the bodies were severely mangled, indicating that the victims had been tortured before being slain.
Meshack Chepkwony and his brother Ben Chepkwony achieved a breakthrough early Thursday, January 20, when they identified their missing brother Philemon Chepkwony.

According to Meshack and Ben, the body of their brother was in a terrible state indicating that he had been tortured before death.
They added that their brother had several stubbed wounds on his abdomen and even on the head. This further made identification difficult but luckily, they saw his bangle and a ring which he used to wear when he was still alive.
“He usually had a bangle and ring, so that helped us in positively identifying him. He has been missing for a while, yet he has been lying here,” stated Meshack.

“It is very shocking. He was tortured. Looks like he had multiple stab wounds in his abdomen and on his head as well. It has left me wondering whether he was a terrorist to have been killed in such a way,” Meshack added.
However, Philemon was discovered alongside a missing man identified as Peter Matuku. The duo went missing as they were traveling together. They were traveling in a vehicle that was subsequently discovered abandoned in Gilgil, Nakuru County.

READ ALSO: Kenyans on Twitter On Monday 17th became furious demanding answers from Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to explain unusual dead bodies that are being dumped into River Yala Siaya County regularly.

The retrieve of Philemon and his friend Mutuku comes barely a week after Human Rights activist Boniface Mwangi posted a thread on his Twitter concerning floating bodies in River Yala.
Mwangi visited the river together with Haki Africa Executive Director, Hussein Khalid where they condemned the incident.
Concerned Kenyans got furious and questioned Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to send his men and investigate the matter.