Killer KWS rangers on the spot as 6 more bodies found

Attention has turned to the Kenya Wildlife Service warders after six decomposing bodies were Tuesday discovered at Kanga area of Tsavo Forest.

This comes hot on the heels of a major arrest and subsequent charging of six KWS officers over the murder of Lami Bocha on December 24, 2018 at Huri in Tsavo East National Park.

Kenya Wild Life Services (KWS) officers from right Wiliam Lopolian, Joseph Mbugua Njoroge, Duncun Gichuki Irungu, Santos Opiyo, Diba Gonso Banchale and Mohamed Kullow Dube at the Malindi court on March 20, 2019. 

Prosecution told the court that it had recommended murder charges against Njoroge at the High Court in Malindi and that the rest be charged with accessories after the fact of murder at the Garsen law courts.

The suspects, who are represented by lawyers James Mouko, Dancun Nyongesa and Joseph Luta, objected to the application claiming that the lower court had no jurisdiction to transfer the case.

Partly burnt bodies

One of the decomposing bodies discovered by rangers

The bodies appeared partly burnt and officers from Mtito Andei Police Station suspected that they might have been murdered elsewhere and their bodies dumped there.

The cause of death was, however, yet to be established.

Rangers Mark Lesidio and James Simiti revealed while they were patrolling Tsavo West National Park, they smelt a stench emanating from a section of the forest and so they decided to probe further.

The bodies were found about 15 km from their station and one kilometre from Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

The bodies did not have any clothes on them.

Postmortem analysis

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Confirming the incident, Makueni County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim urged those who had lost relatives to make reports.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to Makindu Hospital mortuary for postmortem and identification.

No documents were recovered from the bodies of the deceased.

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