By JOSEPH OJWANG.
Grief struck Nyahera village in the outskirts of Kisumu city on Tuesday morning after a body of a 14 year old girl was found murdered and her body pushed inside a culvert.
A relative, Eunice Anyango, says the deceased a form one student in a local secondary school went missing on Monday evening.
Anyango says the deceased was fetching water from a nearby well but the third time she went to collect water she did not show up.
Efforts to trace her last evening bore no fruit as family members slept as they planned to continue with the search this morning when the sad news came.
Only the legs could be visible and upon close check the family members identified the dress she wore last evening when she went missing.
Her mother, Everline Akello, narrates how her deceased daughter was helping her with family chores until she left never to return.
Police officers from Maseno police satiation arrived at the scene and pulled out the body from the culvert.
She was blindfolded with a clothe, her hands tied at the back with a rope, with blood stains on her neck and face.
The villagers who had gathered to have a glimpse of the body spontaneously broke out in wailing as they come to terms with the gruesome murder of the young girl as she was pulled out from the culvert.
The body was removed to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital mortuary for postmortem and onward investigations into the killing.
Along the Kiboswa, Daraja Mbili road where the body was found, blood stains dotted the road an indication that the deceased was killed elsewhere and her body later dragged and dumped at the culvert.
The area MP Hon Olago Aluoch who visited the scene of crime decried cases of criminality in his constituency and called upon the police to intensify their patrols.
Olago says a spate of criminal incidences has been reported in his constituency in the recent days and it calls for action from the law enforcement officers.
Olago further called upon the electorates to work closely with the police by volunteering crucial information to curb rising criminal cases.
He pointed out that there is a gang that is terrorizing the locals noting that at the start of census exercise last weekend, an enumerator in Maseno was gang raped.