According to an activist, Boniface Mwangi, more than 20 dead bodies were retrieved from a river in western Kenya.
Mwangi in a post on Twitter said that he and local human rights organisation Haki Africa counted more than 20 decomposing bodies at Yala hospital mortuary.
Most of the bodies were recovered from River Yala, which flows into Lake Victoria and were found in sacks, with some tied up and others damaged, signifying that the victims had gone through torture, Haki said.
“What is shocking and extremely disturbing is that these bodies are actually dumped by individuals who so far remain unknown.” Haki Africa’s Executive Director Hussein Khalid
The hospital had buried nine of the bodies in a mass grave to make space for more bodies, Khalid said.
Kenyans online are expressing their shock and anger, demanding investigations to ascertain the identities of the dead and know who is behind the killings.
Locals claim the number is higher than the 20 that have been deposited at the mortuary adding that 31 bodies have been retrieved from the river since July last year.
The bodies are brought from different areas in vehicles and dumped in the river, according to the locals.
Kenyans have also challenged the police to assure them of their security.
The police are yet to speak on the matter.