A Twitter influencer and three of his friends are among those who were found murdered and their body parts chopped off in Kijabe Forest, Kiambu County.
The influencer is among four mutual friends who went missing a week ago in Nairobi’s Kasarani area. A fourth body connected to the three is said to have been found in Magadi, Kajiado County.
Lari OCPD Anderson Furaha said the three bodies were badly mutilated and it seems they were killed through strangulation and had their private parts amputated.
“One of them had been partly eaten by wild animals. Their private parts had been amputated and it seems they died through strangulation. They had no identification documents and were naked,” Mr Furaha said.
It since has emerged that Frank Obegi, and three of his friends could be among the three unidentified bodies that residents of Lari stumbled upon in Kiambu on Sunday.
Twitter users, on Monday evening, identified the four as Mr Obegi, his friend Mike, Eli and an unidentified victim. The bodies are currently preserved at the City mortuary in Nairobi.
It is alleged that the four disappeared between Monday and Wednesday last week from Kasarani, Nairobi County before the gruesome discovery was made.
Family sources linked to the four said that two of the men went to file a missing persons report following the disappearance of one of their friends, only for them to disappear too.
Locals in Lari informed police of the presence of the bodies one body was discovered on Saturday, three on Sunday.
“We suspect that the four were killed elsewhere and their bodies dumped within this area,” Philip Kamau, one of the residents said.
“All the four bodies had deep cuts to the neck, and chopped private parts. We are now scared because this is new to this area,” he added.
Mr Furaha said that they had opened investigations to track the killers.