In Summary
  • In Voi Sub-County, died after he was swept away by floods following heavy rains.
  • The body of the middle-aged man was discovered along the Voi River on Tuesday.
  • A boy drowned while swimming in a water pan in Kamtonga village in Mwatate Sub-County.

Three people have died in Taita Taveta County following heavy rains which continue to pound several parts of the Coast region.

In Voi Sub-County, one person is believed to have died after he was swept away by floods following heavy rains in the area.

The body of the middle-aged man was discovered along the Voi River on Tuesday.

CROSSING RIVER

The man, who was a trader at the Voi market, is suspected to have to have tried crossing the river on Saturday night while returning home from work.

Police have launched investigations into the incident.

The body was taken to Moi County Referral Hospital mortuary in Voi.

At the same time, a boy drowned while swimming in a water pan in Kamtonga village in Mwatate Sub-County.

PUPIL DIES

Mwatate Sub-County Police Commander Monica Kimani said the Class Seven pupil, together with two other children, had taken their cows to drink water when the incident happened.

"Together with local divers, we managed to retrieve the body of the child. Parents should take care of their children especially during the rainy season," she said.

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