Police in Rongai Nakuru County are investigating an incident in which a middle aged casual laborer was murdered on Thursday night.

The laborer identified as Geoffrey Kirui is employed by a deputy county commissioner based in Machakos.

The body was discovered by passersby early Friday a few metres from his employer’s gate.

The body had deep cuts on the head.

According to neighbors, the man might have been killed elsewhere and his body dropped by the road side.

They decried increased cases of crime in the area citing two instances in which a man was sodomized and a school girl defiled.

The locals said that unless police increase night patrols, it will be difficult to contain crime wave that has hit the area.

Abuse of drugs and alcohol has been blamed for social ills in the area.

Police officers from Menengai police station arrived at the scene and moved the body to Nakuru county government mortuary.

Rongai OCPD Joseph Kioko in a telephone interview said that investigations will be done exhaustively.

He called on members of the public to volunteer information to the police in order to curb crime.

“We have launched investigations which will be done exhaustively.

We are calling on members of the public to volunteer information to the police in order to curb crime” said the OCPD.

Photo/Nakuru Famous:A police car in a past case.