A body with bullet wounds has been retrieved from Lake Victoria.
It was said to be in a body bag and was taken to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.
Speaking at the mortuary after viewing the body, Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o vowed to seek the services of forensic experts to examine it as it had two holes in the chest.
He claimed the police killed those protesting against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and dumped their bodies in the Lake.
He also called for a thorough probe whether the police could have buried some bodies secretly at the Mamboleo Cemetery.
The police have however refuted the governor’s claims saying they had no hand in the deaths.
“Police have got nothing to do with that one. We were called to collect the body, which we did. Those are baseless claims from the governor,” said Titus Yoma, the Kisumu County police boss.
But Prof Nyong’o challenged the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to thoroughly investigate police actions following the protests.
“I will be going to Nairobi tomorrow to get forensic scientists to come and examine the body to determine the cause of death,” he said.