In Summary
  • Antony Munene, 25, drowned on Wednesday while swimming and his body swept downstream.
  • Residents looked for Mr Munene for hours but gave up after they failed to trace him.
  • They appealed to the police and the county government’s rescue team to help in the search.

Residents of Kangai village in Mwea Constituency, Kirinyaga County have appealed for help to trace the body of a man who was swept away as he swam in Kanaro River, which is swollen following recent heavy rains.

Antony Munene, 25, drowned on Wednesday while swimming and his body swept downstream.

According to the witness, Mr Munene, a casual labourer dived into the river to swim but he was swept downstream by water currents.

Efforts by his colleagues to save him bore no fruit.

BODY NOT FOUND

Following the incident, scores of residents combed the river banks in search of the victim’s body.

They looked for Mr Munene for hours but gave up after they failed to trace him.

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