In Summary
  • The dam is located located at the neighbourhood of Maina slums in Laikipia County.
  • Ms Wambui said that the mother of the twins had told her that she had allowed the boys to go and see the chopper before they were joined by their friend.

Three children drowned in a dam inside Nyahururu Golf Club on Sunday.

The dam is in the neighbourhood of Maina slums in Laikipia County.

The three boys aged between nine and 12 years, among them twins, had reportedly gone to the golf club to have a glimpse at a helicopter that had ferried Deputy President Dr William Ruto to a funds drive at Ndaragwa township in the neighbouring Nyandarua County.

The chopper had landed at the golf club before Mr Ruto proceeded on road to Ndaragwa township, several kilometres from Nyahururu town.

SEE CHOPPER

“We suspect that the twins decided to swim at the dam after failing to see the chopper. The third boy drowned as he was trying to rescue the two,” said Ms Susan Wambui, a neighbour to the victims’ mother.

Ms Wambui said that the mother of the twins had told her that she had allowed the boys to go and see the chopper before they were joined by a friend.

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