The family of former treasury official Tom Osinde who went missing two weeks ago has positively identified his body that has been lying in the mortuary since Thursday last week.
Officers from Kamagambo Police Station retrieved the body from River Kuja in Migori County last week but officials of the Migori County Referral morgue were unaware that the badly mutilated body was Osinde’s.
Police say they have also collected crucial evidence that will aid in investigations.
Osinde went missing on June 18 while traveling from his Nakuru home to Borabu in Kisii county.
Two workers who have been serving Osinde at his farm in Ngata, Nakuru County are in police custody with one of them said to be among the key suspect.
Speaking to KBC on phone, Migori County Police Commander Peter Kimani said the body had been booked at the Migori referral hospital mortuary as that of an unidentified person until his son positively identified it as that of his father early Thursday.
Kimani said investigations are currently underway by detectives from Nakuru and Migori counties.
The police boss said the body had started decomposing by the time it was discovered in the river adding that details will be provided after a postmortem examination has been conducted.
Tom Osinde is the brother to the late Ken Osinde, a former Chief of Staff in President William Ruto’s office when he was Deputy President.
Reporting by JJ Kioria/Kennedy Epalat