Puzzle of Murang’a man found hanging from a tree with genitals cut off
By Wanja Waweru
In a strange incident, a man’s body was discovered hanging from a tree in Murang’a County with a knife in his chest and his private parts cut off.
It was unclear whether it was a suicide or murder because the organs were found close to the tree.
“We have dispatched a team of sleuths to investigate the incident and are exploring all options about the death and with time, we will crack it,” said Kahuro Deputy County Commissioner Mr Frederick Muli.
Charles Moko, a resident of Kari village, has since been recognized as the victim, according to Mr. Muli.
The locals milling around the site were left contemplating the peculiar incident’s circumstances.
The deceased’s younger brother, Mr. Simon Mburu, was the first to find the body and inform the neighborhood.
The Nyumba Kumi Security initiative committee members and the area chief were the first representatives of the government to arrive on the scene.
After they arrived, the officers notified their colleagues from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
“We have processed the scene and prepared an inventory of our findings. On the ground were personal documents identifying the man, a machete and the genitals which we confirmed to have been his,” Mr Muli said.
“We do not want to speculate about the cause of the death and we are ready to wait for the government to give us an answer,” the deceased’s father Mr David Mwangi said.
Mr Muli urged residents to volunteer any information that would help the authorities in their investigations.