Police in Meru County have opened investigations into an incident where a man allegedly killed a 21-year-old woman by beheading her.
Confirming the macabre attack, Imenti North OCPD Robinson Mboloi said the incident happened in Nkabune Village at 1 pm on Wednesday.
Witnesses said the suspect was seen carrying the woman's head in one hand and a blood-stained machete in the other hand as he walked towards a nearby farm.
Later, passersby came across the victim's headless body abandoned on a road in the village, with blood flowing from her neck.
The deceased was identified as Justa Mwongania, a mother of a two-year-old child and a casual worker at Nkabune Technical Institute.
Justa's neighbors said she was returning to work after a lunch break when the gruesome incident happened.
Villagers followed the blood trail into the farm and found the woman’s head dumped a few meters from the road.
The identity of the suspect and the motive behind the gory killing remains unknown. Police have launched hunt for the suspect who is still at large.
The deceased’s body was moved to Meru Level 5 Hospital mortuary.