• A few years ago, a lecturer at Maseno university ended her life by jumping into the river at Ndanu falls. Her car was found parked outside a hotel in Yala town.

Police in Yala, Siaya county is probing suspicious deaths in River Yala.

A week ago, four unidentified bodies all stashed in sacks were picked from the river at Ndhawa Bridge according to Gem sub-county Police commander Charles Chacha.

He said that since January to date, 14 unidentified bodies - all males -have been collected from the river, most of them spotted at the bridge and Ndanu area along River Yala.

The nearby Yala sub-county hospital mortuary is now overwhelmed with unidentified and unclaimed bodies collected by the police from the River of death.

This indicates the bodies of the victims were dumped in the river after a murder.

According to the document, this month alone, between October 3 and October 11, four bodies were collected by the police from Ndhawa bridge alone.

Eight of the unclaimed bodies, retrieved from River Yala and taken to Yala sub county hospital Mortuary are due for disposal by the public health officers.

Gem sub county Police commander Charles Chacha said that detectives from DCI are probing the suspicious deaths.

"Having the bodies put in a sack point to murder. It is possible the victims were killed elsewhere and their bodies dumped at the bridge," he said.

The OCPD also asked members of the public who may have information about missing persons in their areas to avail the same to the Investigators.

"Doing so will help us to identify the bodies and establish whether they are residents of this sub county, " he said. In the past, some people have used the river, especially at Ndanu falls to commit suicide.

A few years ago, a lecturer at Maseno university ended her life by jumping into the river at Ndanu falls. Her car was found parked outside a hotel in Yala town.

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