Nzoia Sugar Factory acting manager Michael Kulundu was on Wednesday night attacked at a hotel near Kanduyi.
His personal driver had dropped him off at Salmond Hotel along the Webuye Malaba highway.
Police told the Star a passerby who found Kulundu unconscious in a ditch on Thursday morning took him Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.
He had deep panga cuts on his head and hands.
Bungoma Police Commander Francis Sang said county DCIO officers have reports that Kulundu was called by someone through his secretary who requested to meet him.
His driver left the hotel after dropping him off.
Sang said police found Kulundu’s phone at the place he was found unconscious.
“We have the number of the person who called him to the restaurant. We are pursuing leads and will make arrests,” Sang said.