Residents of Mwivona village in Marakusi sub-location in Kakamega have been left in shock after the body of a 30-year-old man was found hanging in a house while holding a torch in the hand.
The body of Patrick Lukungu was found on Tuesday morning by a woman who had gone to fetch water from Lumakanda stream.
Marakusi Sub Location Assistant Chief Edith Khakali said a woman drawing water at a nearby stream saw somebody who appeared to be standing inside a house that was under construction and became suspicious.
The administrator stated that when the woman moved closer, she discovered that the body had a rope around the neck tied to the rafters.
The deceased’s father Daniel Makokha said he had spent the previous day well with his son constructing the house and he did not notice anything was disturbing him.
“WE SPENT THE DAY HERE CONSTRUCTING THE HOUSE WHICH I HAD DECIDED TO PUT UP FOR HIM AND HE DID NOT EXHIBIT ANY SIGNS OF BEING DISTURBED,” HE EXPLAINED.
He said it was more shocking the deceased was holding a torch in the hand and appealed for thorough investigations.
The body was removed by officers from Lumakanda police station and taken to Kimbilio mortuary.