A middle-aged man died Friday evening after he was found on the brink of death, with his hands and legs tied together and his near-lifeless body dumped in River TM, along Molo -Olenguruone Road in Kuresoi North sub-county.
Residents who found him say when they spotted him, his head was bleeding profusely. They called for help, but it got there a bit too late. The locals believe he was dumped in the area by people on a motorbike who then fled afterward.
Residents from the area are lamenting over this latest incident citing the lack of police patrols in the area. The area is far from the Sirikwa police station.
Police and detectives based in the nearby Molo sub-county police station arrived at the scene and recorded statements from eyewitnesses hoping to unfold the matter.
“I am urging residents who witnessed them dump the body to come forward and tell the police,” said Assistant Chief, Teresia Wamaitha.
According to Wamaitha, the area is facing increasing insecurity. She called upon her fellow security teams in the area, and Nakuru County at large, to join hands in curbing the rampant cases.
“We are asking the government to build a police post here, to end these cases of insecurity, ” said area resident David Gitau.
The incident comes barely a day after police officers in Molo were accosted by unknown people who managed to get away with a police ceska pistol with 15, 9mm rounds of ammunition.
Nakuru County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo mounted an operation to hunt down the criminals.
After the two-day operation police successfully recovered the firearm in Molo town and arrested two suspects.