• The body seemed to have been dumped near the local Thika Technical after a murder elsewhere.
• Police who attended the scene said the man may have been killed elsewhere before the body was delivered and dumped there.
Thika Police are investigating an incident in which a body of a middle-aged man was found dumped on the roadside in Ziwani estate, Thika town in Kiambu.
The body seemed to have been dumped near the local Thika Technical after a murder elsewhere.
Police who attended the scene said the man may have been killed elsewhere before the body was delivered and dumped there.
No arrest has been made so far and efforts to identify the victim were being made.
Police explained the fresh body was dumped at the scene on Sunday morning.
“Those who were going to church as early as 6 am did not see it there and we suspect those behind it left the body at about 7 am,” said an officer who attended the scene.
The body was moved to the mortuary pending identification and postmortem.
Elsewhere, in the neighbouring Kabati, Murangá, police said they are looking for a gang that attacked and robbed motorists before they escaped.
The gang of eight was armed with crude weapons and was riding on three motorcycles as they attacked and robbed motorists using the Old Muranga Road.
In the first instance, the gang waylaid a man and woman who were in a salon car and forced the man out after robbing him of Sh200 and a mobile phone.
Police said the gang took control of the car and drove off with the woman on board before they dropped her on the road after robbing her of Sh5,000 and a mobile phone.
The gang had earlier robbed other motorists along the same road of their cash and mobile phones.
Police said they laid an ambush on the stolen car and deflated its tyres as it joined Kenol-Thika road in a chase.
The robbers managed to escape on foot, leaving behind a mobile phone.
Crude weapons were also recovered inside the car.
Police said at least four people were robbed in the incident and were injured in the ordeal.
Another motorist said he lost Sh70,000 to the gang.
A hunt on the gang is ongoing.