In Summary
  • Albert Mogambi, who was with him when the incident happened reported the matter to the police.
  • By Friday afternoon the search mission was extended to the banks of Nyakomisaro River.
  • Kisii County disaster boss Julius Tinega said rains pounding the area had hampered the search.

Villagers in Bonchari, Kisii County Friday spent several hours in search of the body of a man who drowned in River Riana on Thursday night.

Mr Mayieka Mose was crossing a rickety bridge near Daraja Mbili market at night when he slipped and fell into the swollen river.

A relative, Albert Mogambi, who was with him when the incident happened reported the matter to the police and a frantic search started immediately.

The two were allegedly drunk when the incident occurred.

By Friday afternoon, the search mission that also involved relatives was extended to the banks of Nyakomisaro River.

"We had been searching since morning but were unable to locate him. We are hoping for the best," said John Kimbo, a relative who had joined in the search.

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