A woman’s mutilated body was found dumped in an abandoned cattle dip at Maragi village in Kiharu, Murang’a county on Friday.
The decomposed body was found with the hands chopped off and a stone hanging from its waist. Area chief James Muiruri said the woman’s identity is yet to be established.
He said she may have been from a neighbouring village since nobody had been reported missing in Maragi. Muiruri said abandoned cattle dips in the area have become hazardous.
Resident James Gichangu noted that the villagers use other pest control methods. A man was murdered by unknown people who stabbed his face and throat several times with a knife in Mathioya on January 28. A pastor was also beheaded in Kahuti village, Kiharu.
Residents decried the rising insecurity in the area following the incidents and asked for a thorough probe. Police said investigations have been launched.