The dismembered body of a yet-to-be identified woman has been found dumped in a trench at Kabati Estate, Naivasha, Kenya.
According to Naivasha Police boss, Samuel Waweru, the incident which is the second in a month, is condemnable.
Waweru said it was impossible to know the identity of the woman as the head was missing and there were no identification documents.
An eyewitness, Amos Kimani, who was there when the dismembered body was found, told the police the woman may have been decapitated elsewhere and the body parts ferried to the scene by the killers in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
“The naked torso and hands were dumped in a trench off one of the feeder roads in Kabati estate and no one knows the identity of the woman or killers,” he said.
Waweru however said the body parts had been collected and taken to the local morgue.
He said that initial investigations indicated that the murder was committed elsewhere before the body parts were dumped at the scene. “Our officers have opened an inquest and we are working round the clock to identify the body and those responsible for the murder,” he said.
Security Watch Africa reports that two weeks ago, Police recovered the body parts of a flower farm worker who was murdered last year in the town.
Two suspects had been arrested and charged in court with murder.
Meanwhile, Naivasha residents have raised the alarm over a serial-rapist in some of the estates around the lakeside town.
According to residents, the suspect had sexually assaulted several women in Kabati, Mithuri and Kayole estates during the day.
While calling for action from Police, Reuben Gitau, a resident, said that the attacks had raised fear and concern among residents.
“The suspect has been targeting open houses where he asks for drinking water before striking and abusing the victims,” he said.