The body of a four year old boy from Kavengero village in Mbeere North Sub County, Embu County who went missing three weeks ago was today discovered and retrieved from River Thuci.
The body of Brayden Mutwiri was found today following a long search from December last year when he went missing.
The body was beyond recognition due to being in the water for a long period of time which authorities confirm will prompt a DNA test along the post mortem.
According to area Chief Charles Njeru, Brayden disappeared from home in mysterious circumstances and the residents have been searching for the boy.
He raised concerns over the death and mystery of missing children citing a similar incident where a girl who went missing and her body was also retrieved from the river 3 months ago.
He suspected family disputes were a probable cause of the deaths urging families to find alternative conflict resolution mechanism or use legal action.
On Monday last week a 16 year old boy and class eight pupil said to be the cousin of the deceased has been confirmed as the main suspect and was arrested in connection with death.
The boy is said to have narrated how, he was promised monetary award by unknown people who reside in Mombasa and aided them to lure the deceased while playing at home, took him to the river where they killed him before taking his blood then threw his body into the river
On Wednesday, the boy directed the criminal
investigation officers to the scene of crime showing them where they apparently threw the body to the river.
A search for the body immediately begun yesterday and early this morning the body was found stuck on a rock.
Police officers from Siakago retrieved the body before taking it to Siakago hospital mortuary.
Angry residents yesterday torched a house and a shop said to belong to another suspect while alleging ritual sacrifice as Mbeere North Deputy County Commissioner Lucy Ndemo called for their calmness.
“I urge the residents to please remain calm as the investigations continue and we can assure you the culprits will be brought to book,” she added.