Another Body Found in Nairobi River as Sonko Orders 24-hour Security Surveillance

September 6, 2019

The Nairobi regeneration team tasked with cleaning up Nairobi River have found another body.

The body of a middle-aged man brings the number of bodies found along the river since the exercise started to 16. The body was retrieved from the river on Thursday morning.

Fredrick Okinda, the chairman of Komb-Green Solutions which is assisting in the cleanup exercise, said his group discovered the remains at around 8 am.

“The body which we stumbled upon has been collected by the police after we reported at Dandora police station. It was picked up by the police before it was taken to the mortuary. We do not know what caused the death,” Okinda told the Star on phone.

The identity of the body and the cause of death was not immediately established.

Following the latest discovery, Nairobi governor Mike Sonko 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.

“The rate at which people are being killed and dumped in the river is alarming. It is important that we give special surveillance to this river,” he said.

Sonko 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.

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