Thomas Minito was reported missing earlier this week Pic: The Star
Thomas Minito: Suspect in Kenya’s ranch raids found dead
A Kenyan politician being investigated for the raids in private farms in the Laikipia region has been found dead.
Thomas Minito’s body was found floating in a river in Machakos, 50km (30 miles) from the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.
Police say he was also being investigated for possible involvement in the shooting of Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallman.
The army has been deployed to the region to quell months of unrest.
A biting drought in the Laikipia region had forced herders to invade private farms to get fresh grass for their animals.
However, some analysts say local politicians incited pastoralists communities to invade private farms.READ MORE