The body of a seven-year-old boy was Sunday evening found dumped in a forest at Kerosoi village in Kuresoi North, Nakuru County.

According to Nyumba Kumi area elder Stephen Arap Koech, the deceased seemed to have been strangled before he was dumped in Keresoi forest.

“On looking at the body of the boy it seemed like he was strangled before the body was thrown at the forest which is near a police post,” Koech said.

The body was found at around 4 pm by a group of children who were looking after goats. The children raised an alarm, alerting local residents from the nearby shopping center.

The Nyumba Kumi elder noted that this was the second body to be found in the forest over the last few days.

Police have launched investigations into the circumstances that led to the boy’s death even as they seek to trace his family.