Police in Nyatike, Migori County are probing two deaths reported within the sub county.
In the first case, the body of a woman who was beheaded was found dumped in River Migori. Area chief David Oula said the decomposing body was found near Osiri Bridge by members of the public.
“The body was picked by police and taken to Migori Level Four Hospital Mortuary pending autopsy,” the administrator told Citizen Digital.
In the latest incident, the body of a student was found floating in a stream a few metres from their home.
The boy, who hails from Magugu Central in Nyatike, left home last evening to fetch water.
“We suspect that the boy slipped into the water and drowned. Police are probing the matter to ascertain the cause of the death. The body has been moved to Migori Level Four Hospital Mortuary for post-mortem analysis,” area Chief Jeremiah Aloo said.
The two cases drew criticism from residents who urged the authorities to speed up investigation.