The Nairobi regeneration team tasked with cleaning up Nairobi River has retrieved another body.

The body of an infant was found Tuesday morning in Nairobi’s Korogocho slums. This brings the number of bodies found along the river since the exercise started early last year to 17.

Of the 17 remains, 13 were infants and 4 adults, with the previous body being discovered in September of this year.

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

In May, he also urged the police to investigate the mysterious instances of dead bodies being retrieved from Nairobi River.

Sonko also singled out 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.