A 14-year old girl was raped and killed in Wargaduud, Wajir County while grazing camels.
The girl is said to have been alone when the man alleged to have molested her.
Her body was found on Thursday at 10am, and the assailant is said to be at large.
Police allege he used a rope to strangle the girl, before committing the act.
Wargadud chief Ibrahim Isaack said on Friday the parents were away, and police had been given the go-ahead to bury the girl.
Meanwhile, legislators in the area have launched investigations over the matter terming the act as a barbaric act.