The fourth body police discovered dumped at Ngubi Forest in Kiambu County on Sunday has been positively identified as that of Joseph Njau Ng’endo.

Njau was an aspiring Member of County Assembly (MCA) aspirant for Njiru Ward in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Until his body was positively identified, records show that it has been lying at the City Mortuary since Sunday.

According to mortuary superintendent Patrick Kibugi, Njau’s body was booked as an unidentified body by the police officer who took it in and was later identified by his kin and the police could identify him through his fingerprints.

“The body was brought by a police vehicle on Sunday and booked as unidentified. It has since been positively identified by the family who had reported him missing two days before,” Kibugi said.

He disclosed that Njau’s body had strangulation marks all over.

The discovery and identification of Njau’s body comes just days after three other bodies were discovered in Lari, Kiambu County and one in Kiserian, Kajiado County.

Joseph Njau Ng'endo. PHOTO/COURTESY

Similarly, two of the victims’ bodies had strangulation marks, but the postmortem report said they all succumbed to injuries they sustained from stab wounds that were found on them.

The bodies discovered on Sunday morning in Ngubi Forest by members of the public were identified as Perminus Wanjohi, Moses Amenya Nyachae, Frankline Obegi and Elijah Omeke.

The body of their other friend, blogger, Fredrick Obare Mokaya was discovered on Monday in Kiserian after informing the families of his friends of their disappearance.

Preliminary police investigations have linked the five to an online fraud syndicate since one of them had earlier been arrested following a complaint that was lodged at Ruiru Police Station.