Body of a man found lying dead on the road a night after visiting lover

Residents where the body found Image: ALVIN RATEMO

The residents on Entanda Nyangena area in Manga subcounty were today morning astonished after finding the body of a man lying dead on the road.

The body of a 30-year-old man was found lying along Entanda road in Nyamira after a night at his lover’s place.

Abel Okemwa had reportedly visited his lover on Friday night.

According to Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba, the woman’s brother and another man are suspected to have attacked and killed Okemwa and later dragged his body away from the house.

“At an unknown time on Friday night, it is believed that the [woman’s] brother and his friend found Okemwa and his lover inside the house. The duo attacked the deceased using wooden sticks in the head, back and left leg, leading to his death,” Mariba said in a statement.

He said the two are suspected to have moved the body from the house to the murram road, 50 metres from the house.

Police officers on Saturday morning rescued the woman’s brother from irate members of the public who wanted to lynch him. The other man escaped.

The body was taken to the Tombe Medicare Hospital mortuary.

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