• A senior police officer from Kinangop confirmed the incident adding that no suspect had been arrested though they were following some leads.

Crime: police barrier
Crime: police barrier
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Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect who attacked and killed a 65-year-old farmer in Kinangop, Nyandarua County before fleeing with his motorcycle.

The suspect slashed the man along the Fly Over- Thika road near Kamae centre using a machete before making away with the new motorcycle.

Irate motorcycle operators from the centre held a peaceful demonstration demanding the arrest of those behind the murder of the well-known farmer.

A witness, Jamlek Wanjohi said that the lone suspect attacked the farmer along a lonely section of the road that is under construction.

“The farmer was seriously injured on the head using a sharp object and he managed to describe the suspect before dying on his way to the hospital,” he said on Monday.

A senior police officer from Kinangop confirmed the incident adding that no suspect had been arrested though they were following some leads.

“The body has been collected and taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary and we are following some leads,” said the officer.

Meanwhile, a one week search for a missing flower farm worker ended on a sour note after his decomposing body was found locked in his house in a Naivasha estate.

It’s suspected that the middle-aged man who lived alone took his life due to the loss of his job and a strained relationship with his wife.

A foul smell from the rental house attracted members of the public who in turn informed the police who broke in to find the decomposing body hanging from the ceiling.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that there was no suicide note left behind by the deceased.

He decried the rising cases of suicide among the youths in the area in the last couple of months terming the trend as worrying.

“We have lost another young man to suicide and this comes barely two weeks after a primary student took her life in unclear circumstances,” he said.

Counselors, medics, and psychologists advise that you can always reach out for help when experiencing any mental health issues. Call Kenya Red Cross toll-free hotline, 1199 for support.

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