A chilling discovery in Kilifi has left the community in shock as detectives recovered the decomposing body of a missing Pwani University lecturer.
The lecturer’s body was found inside his rental house at Mtaani within Kilifi township, raising questions and concerns about the circumstances surrounding his death.
According to Kilifi North sub-county police Commander Kenneth Maina, the lecturer was living alone at the time of his death.
However, the police have not yet released the identity of the deceased, as investigations have just commenced.
Maina assured that they are working closely with the university to locate the lecturer’s family and deliver the sad news to them.
Neighbours played a crucial role in alerting the police to the troubling situation.
The absence of the lecturer for three consecutive days raised concern among the neighbors, who noticed a foul smell emanating from his house, along with an influx of flies.
Reacting swiftly to the alarm raised by the concerned community, the police took the necessary actions, leading to the tragic discovery.
The deceased lecturer taught French and English at Pwani University, and those living nearby described him as a reserved man who kept to himself.
Fondly remembered by his students for his dedication to teaching, his untimely demise has deeply saddened the university community.
As the investigation unfolds, the body of the lecturer has been transferred to Kilifi sub-county hospital, where a postmortem examination will be conducted to establish the cause of death.
The community is left grappling with unanswered questions, seeking solace and closure in the face of this heart-wrenching tragedy.
Neighbours described the deceased as a man of few words who kept to himself.
“He barely interacted with his neighbours. He was a quiet man who kept to himself,” Fatma Hassan said.