Search for Meru man ends in tragedy as mutilated body found eaten by hyenas
Residents of Lailoba village in Tigania East constituency, Meru county were left in shock after the body of a missing man was found mutilated with some body parts missing.
It was reported that on Saturday morning 57-year-old Alito Atuma M’ngtuny took his livestock for grazing as usual, but failed to return to his home in the evening.
On Sunday morning, his family reported him missing at Muthara Police station where the police together with villagers embarked on a search.
After a long two-day search, the family, on Tuesday, discovered lower and internal body parts scattered in Marindi forest suspected to have been dragged by hyenas.
Buuri location chief, Mamira John, the head and some other parts like hands are still missing saying they are still searching for them.
According to the chief, it is suspected that the deceased was first killed by bandits before being eaten by hyenas.
He added that a total of 15 goats are still missing, several cows and donkeys.
Chief Mamira also warned locals against grazing their livestock alone in light of the insecurity in the area.
“If one is grazing alone, it’s easy for the bandits to take advantage as there is no one to rescue or raise alarm to the neighbours and even to the security,” he said.
His relatives identified the clothes he was wearing when he left home that Saturday morning and also his grazing stick.
The remains of the deceased were taken to Nyambene mortuary awaiting postmortem.