The Nairobi regeneration team tasked with cleaning up the Nairobi River has recovered yet another body.

Barely a week after the recovery of an infant’s body, the team has retrieved the body of a middle-aged man at Ngong River, one of Nairobi River’s tributaries, in Kware area. This brings the number of bodies found along the Nairobi river to 18 since the launch of the Nairobi River Restoration early last year.

Out of the 18 bodies, 13 were infants and five adults.

Last Tuesday, the regeneration team retrieved an infant’s body in Nairobi’s Korogocho slums.

This comes as Nairobi governor Mike Sonko called on security agencies in Nairobi to conduct a 24- hour surveillance along the river to curb the increased cases of murder and dumping of bodies.

The governor identified Korogocho slums as one of the dangerous areas and promised to enhance street lighting in the area and along the river to help security agencies beef up security.

“Residential areas around the river are probably home to criminal gangs who are killing and dumping innocent people in the river. We must find solutions. It is a security threat and we have to work closely with the police,” Sonko said in September.