The lifeless body of Tom Osinde, a former National Treasury official, was discovered in the depths of River Kuja, in Migori County.
The disheartening news of this grim finding reached the bereaved family on the morning of Thursday, June 29th, plunging them into profound sorrow.
Enock Nemwel Osinde, the brother of the deceased, disclosed that the family had already set off for the site at the time of this report, seeking solace and closure amidst the tragic circumstances.
Police have confirmed that the body was in an advanced state of decomposition upon its retrieval.
Previously, in an interview, a farmhand employed by Osinde shared that there were no apparent signs of distress displayed by the deceased before his sudden disappearance.
According to the farmhand’s recollection, Osinde had dispatched him to rendezvous with an unidentified woman prior to embarking on his journey from Nakuru to Kisii. Unfortunately, Osinde never returned.
“There was a place he sent me, uninformed of the woman’s identity. The woman was to identify me by how I was dressed.
“Before I left, he had spoken with the lady on the phone. As he had instructed, I went to the petrol station, and the woman positively identified me,” he stated adding that he delivered the money.
During a press brief on Saturday, June 24th, the family revealed that Osinde’s car had been discovered vandalized and abandoned in Kilgoris, within the Transmara West region.
Their last communication with Osinde took place on Friday, June 23rd, when he departed home aboard his vehicle, unaware that it would be his final journey.
Osinde, a financial expertwith a degree in economics from the University of Nairobi, had dedicated years of service to the Treasury Department before resigning from his position in 2010.
He chose to devote his time to managing his private business while finding solace on his peaceful Ngata Farm in Nakuru.
His family fondly remembers him as a kind-hearted and magnanimous individual who held a special place in the hearts of his loved ones and friends, forever cherishing the memories they shared.
Police apprehended two individuals who led in the identification of the body.
Rongai DCI Boss Donnata Atieno said the suspects in custody are workers to Osinde at his Ngata home in Nakuru.
They are being investigated over murder and abduction.