A 35-year-old matatu driver’s body was discovered in a 10-foot pit latrine in Aolo village, North Kamagak, days after he went missing.
Mathew Amondi who was operating a Kisumu-Kisii matatu went missing on Sunday evening in Kasipul constituency.
“A bad odour was emanating from the latrine and when we went to check, we found the body. The body had started to decompose,” a resident confirmed.
It was revealed that Amondi had spoken to his wife via phone earlier on that Sunday.
According to North Kamagak senior chief Benson Midigo, the deceased even sent money to his wife.
“The money he sent was for shopping. He also told his wife that he was going to a place he did not disclose.”
Midigo added that the family of Amondi realized he was missing when they tried to call him but could not reach him -his phone was switched off.
According to Kasipul Police Commander Lilies Wachira, an investigation has been started to determine the cause of Amondi’s death.
Although Amondi’s death has not been officially reported to the authorities, Wachira said
“We’re asking the family and friends to cooperate, so the investigation process is expedited. Let residents remain proactive by reporting missing people to the police first.”
Meanwhile, the body was taken to Rachuonyo South Sub-County Hospital morgue where it awaits a post-mortem.
By Evelyne Bosibori