In Summary
  • The lighting also hit and destroyed an indigenous tree in the compound, a short distance from the kitchen.
  • She said that she heard a thunderstorm, then saw a huge fire that shocked and momentarily blinded her.
  • Mr Kariuki spotted the heavy downpour approaching from the neighbouring Aberdare Forest.

A family in Sariti village, Kinangop Constituency of Nyandarua County is counting losses after their cow and sheep were struck by lightning Tuesday evening.

The lightning also destroyed their kitchen.

Mr Kamau Kariuki, 83, said family members who were in the kitchen narrowly escaped death during the thunderstorm.

The lighting also hit and destroyed an indigenous tree in the compound, a short distance from the kitchen.

“It was raining heavily for the better part of the day and so I decided not to go grazing in the forest but instead feed the livestock at home. I had just dropped the feeds for them when the lighting struck; God saved my life,” said Mr Kariuki.

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