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Ex-pilot’s body found dumped in septic tank

A retired pilot was on Thursday  night killed and his body thrown into a septic tank within his compound in Hardy, Nairobi.

Langata OCPD Titus Yoma said that some people had called the family of the former Kenya Air Force pilot David Macharia on Wednesday and demanded a ransom, claiming that they had kidnapped him.

Police launched investigations and also went to his compound.

His body was then seen inside the tank but they could not retrieve it. Scene of crime experts and Nairobi Fire Brigade are at the scene to retrieve the body.

Mr Yoma had said that preliminary investigations pointed to a family dispute over some land document.

The deceased was a pilot at the Wilson Airport before he retired on health grounds.