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RIP: Details of funeral for son of UDA politician found dead in Kabete river

Mr Johnson Githieya, the son of a Kabete-based political leader, will be laid to rest today, Wednesday 10 May 2023.

Nairobi News has established that Mr Githieya who was found in a river in Kabete on April 30, 2023.

On the evening of Tuesday, May 9, 2023, locals, family and friends of the late Githieya held a vigil at the home of the deceased’s father in Mwimuto village within Gituamba in Kabete, Kiambu County.

Following his death, a police source told Nairobi News that the deceased was the son of a local politician.

Locals in Kabete said the body was seen by people passing near the river and they decided to retrieve it from the water.

“We were then shocked to see that he was a person we know so well as he was very active during the last elections,” said Mr Benjamin Kioko, a local.

Another local, Ms Nelson Kimani, said that when they removed the body from the river, there were no physical injuries.

He said the deceased was always friendly and they used to call him by his alias Cool because he was gentle.

On the same day that Mr Githieya was found, police officers also recovered the body of a man from Mauo Dam.

The man, identified only as Mr Njenga, had gone missing and his family had launched a search for him.

Mr Njenga has yet to be buried as his family are still making funeral arrangements at their home in Kabete.

The incident comes barely a week after another man’s body was found floating in the Nairobi River near Chiromo mortuary.

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