The residents of Mahinga village in the outskirts of Siaya town Monday woke up to a rude shock when they found the body of a 62 year old grandmother who had been missing for two days dumped next to her home.
The deceased, Magdalene Awino Nyangweso’s mutilated body was found dumped in a ditch by villagers who immediately raised alarm.
According to the North Alego location chief, Thomas Ochieng Ojero, the grandmother who was a small scale trader at Mahinga market was last seen on Friday as she left her stall for home.
Ojero said it was suspected that she was attacked by unknown people who might have followed her on her way from the market.
The chief said that alarmed fellow traders who had not seen her for two days went to her home to find out what was amiss, only to be met with a blood stain basin.
“There were blood stains on the floor and the market women followed the blood traces up to the ditch where they found the body dumped,” said chief Ojero.
He said police were informed and they later removed the body and took it to Siaya county hospital mortuary as investigations were launched.
Ojero condemned the heinous murder of the elderly woman and appealed to the public to help police with investigations so as to bring the culprits to book.