At least 20 dead bodies have been retrieved from a river in western Kenya in recent week.
Human rights group, Haki Africa says most of the bodies recovered from River Yala, which flows into Lake Victoria, were found in sacks, with some tied up and others damaged signifying that the victims had gone through torture before being disposed being dumped into the river.
“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
Khalid added that the local mortuary was receiving the unidentified bodies and had buried nine of them in a mass grave to make space for more bodies.
Locals say unidentified people dump the bodies into the river at night.
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.
Kenyans are demanding investigations to ascertain the identities of the dead and know who is behind the killings.