31 janvier 2023

Kenya: In Kirinyaga, a six-year-old girl drowns

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A six-year-old child perished after falling into a well in Kandongu, Kirinyaga County. The family and neighbors of the large town were taken aback by the Sunday tragedy.

According to witnesses, the pre-primary student was playing with her two classmates by the well when she slipped and fell into the water. Her coworkers yelled for aid, bringing a large number of locals who arrived quickly but discovered the victim had dead.

"We are still in shock over the death of the village student," Mr David Wachira said. 

Madrid Wangechi, another resident, described how she observed the youngsters by the well and chased them away. "After I went for church, the kids returned to the well. I was surprised to find afterwards that one of the girls had died "She stated.

Faith Wambui, the victim's mother, stated that she left her daughter in the care of the grandmother in the morning. "I was stunned to realize what had happened to my dear daughter when I went home in the evening," she added.

The minor's body was recovered by police and sent to the Kerugoya referral hospital morgue. Wilson Koskei, the local police chief, said investigations had been begun to determine the exact circumstances behind the girl's death.


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