It was an emotional moment in Taita Taveta County when the lifeless body of a mentally retarded girl was found lying at a riverbank in Voi, Kenya.
Residents believe that the girl was defile and strangled to death before she was dumped there.
Taita OCPD Samson Kiine confirmed the incident and said that the girl was abducted on Monday evening. She was reported missing by her kin and a search ensued. Her body was however found on the river banks of River Voi at Kaloleni village on Tuesday evening.
Kiine further added that the girl’s body had severe injuries on her neck and also on her private parts; a clear indication that she was defiled before her assailants killed her by strangulation.
Investigations on the same have started in ernest and police hope to nab the assailant responsible for the murder. Her body was taken to Voi District Hospital mortuary.