The body of an eight-year-old boy at the Nairobi River has brought to 14 the number of bodies discovered at the river since the cleanup project by the Nairobi County began.
The body was found on 24th May along the banks of the river as the youth in Nairobi went about the cleanup exercise meant to revive the river.
The body is reported to have had strangulation marks which could have led to the boy’s death before his body got dumped into the river.
Officials from the Nairobi County said the boy’s body brought to the bodies to a total of 14 since the regeneration exercise began.
In April, two bodies of infants were retrieved at Korogocho slum section of the Nairobi River by a group of youth during cleanup. The bodies of the two infants were believed to be twins and were found wrapped in a polythene bag.
The cleanup if the Nairobi River was launched in 2018 by the Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and takes place monthly. The cleanup of the river is for the purpose of unblocking sewer lines, clearing garbage and bring life to the heavily polluted Nairobi river.
The Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko who is leading the cleanup exercise has requested police officers to hasten investigations into the bodies’ retrieved from the river.
Nairobi residents continue to be urged not to dump waste irresponsibly as companies that will be caught directing its waste into rivers stand to face hefty consequences.