Kenyan Police say they have found the body of a politician linked to violence in the Rift Valley Region.

They say Thomas Minito's body was found floating on the Athi River, South of the Capital Nairobi,and appeared to have been struck on the head with a blunt object.

Much of the violence has been blamed on drought-affected livestock herders who have been moving their animals onto private land.

But, it is also said to be political, as elections due in August draw closer.