Police are looking into the death of a 12-year-old student whose body was discovered inside a maize plantation near his former school in Naivasha.
Adan Hassan, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Naivasha boss, stated that the circumstances surrounding the death of the Karima Primary School student are still being investigated.
He stated that investigators would be visiting the institution on Monday to compile a report.
Mr Hassan said DCI want to know if he dropped out of school and, if so, when? Whether he was in the company of other students, among other important details
“The teachers will be answering some of our concerns,” he added.
He did, however, say that they believe the boy was strangled to death.
“What is evident is that it was a criminal act…but homicide investigators will be able to probe the matter further,” added the DCI head.
He stated that the body was discovered dumped at the farm on Saturday morning and that the scene was preserved.
Police suspect he could have been murdered elsewhere and his body dumped near his old school.
“He might have been killed elsewhere and the body dumped near his former school. What we witnessed was not a primary scene,” disclosed Mr Hassan.
Area chief Zacharia Igeria said the incident has caused concern in the community and urged police to complete their investigations as soon as possible.
According to the administrator, it’s a major concern, and residents want to know what happened before the incident.
“We are yet to get in contact with his family members, but we will be looking for them,” he added.
The body was taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary for a postmortem examination.
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