The body of former Bungoma East Member of Parliament Mark Barasa was on Wednesday found mysteriously murdered and dumped outside his home farm in Tongaren, Bungoma County.
98- year-old Barasa was the first Bungoma East MP who served between 1963 and 1969.
Police said neither the date nor time of the death could be immediately established.
Police said the rotting body of the deceased was partially burned with acid and had the eyes, tongue, and left hand missing due to decomposition.
Police said the deceased had been reported missing on December 16, 2022, after he failed to show up at either of his two homes in Ndalu and Chesamisi.
The police proceeded to the scene and established that the naked body of the deceased had extensively decomposed.
Bungoma head of DCI Joseph Ondoro said they are investigating a possible murder.
He wondered why the family failed to feel the decomposing body’s a bad smell for long.
“The body was about 20 meters from his house. We wonder how they failed to feel the smell,” he said.
A relative said the deceased was in good physical health when he went missing from his Ndalu home.
The body was moved to Kiminini Cottage Hospital Mortuary for preservation pending autopsy as part of the probe.