A police officer found dead with deep cuts near a railway line in Machakos County after leaving the station to go to the nearby shop.
According to reports in the Occurrence Book (OB), the 58-year-old police officer was last seen leaving his station, Athi River at around 9 pm on Thursday.
His lifeless body was discovered the following morning by a local chief.
According to the police report, the body of the officer had deep cuts to the head and the left ear.
Preliminary investigations indicate that sharp objects may have been used during the attack.
“Signs of struggle were evident at the scene. He was last seen leaving the assignment area at 2100 hours at night heading to the shop.
“The scene was processed and the body was moved to Shalom Funeral Morgue pending autopsy,” read the police report in part.
Police added that they would continue with their investigations to ascertain how the officer who was heading to the shop ended up near the railway line.
However, it was not indicated whether the officer had received death threats before the incident.
Forensic analysis of his mobile phone is expected to unravel more details about his last moments before the attack.
Police, nonetheless, noted that a detailed report would be made public after the matter had been investigated with the help of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).