A male secondary school teacher was yesterday found dead in his house in Kitui town.
This is five days after he failed to report to work.
The body was rotting in the house.
The decomposing body was recovered after curious neighbors alerted the police following a heavy stench emanating from the house.
The neighbors reported that they had not seen the teacher for five days since Monday.
The deceased whose cause of death is yet not known was a Mathematics and Physics teacher at Engineer Ngilu mixed secondary school -located at Ithookwe area in the outskirts of Kitui town.
“We were disturbed by a foul smell coming from his house which made us suspicious. We decided to call the police to check,” said Clement Masila, who stays in the same plot which is next to Maguna’s supermarket.
When the police arrived, they broke the door to the house only to find the decomposing body lying on a bed.
There were no marks of struggle or a suicide note, police said.
The body was moved to Kitui county referral hospital mortuary.
The teacher lived alone in the house.