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Two minors drown in Murang’a

By Wangari Njuguna
Monday, January 20th, 2020
In summary

Residents of Kahaini village at Kandara in Murang’a County are reeling in shock after an 11-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl drowned in Thika River on Sunday evening.

The two are said to have gone swimming when the tragedy occurred at around 3.00pm.

It is said the girl, who was employed as a house help in the area, was the first one to get into the river but on realizing the waters were sweeping her away she asked the boy to help her out.

Unfortunately the boy identified as Silav Chege and a class six pupil at Waitua primary school was unable to rescue her and they were both swept away.

According to an auntie of the boy, they became concerned when he did not show up at home in the evening prompting them to do a physical search for him.

“Three boys who were there when the incident happened are the one who revealed what had transpired, they were too terrified and they just remained silent until late into the night,” she said.

The villagers went to the river but they only found the boy’s clothes floating by the banks.

By the time of filling the story, the bodies of the two were yet to be retrieved.