Three kids, twins amongst, drawn while fetching water at Lioki village in Githunguri

 

Three children from Lioki village in Githunguri, Kiambu County drawn photo
Area chief Kahura wa Ngochi  with the berieved. PHOTO | MMX

Three children from Lioki village in Githunguri, Kiambu County confirmed dead after sinking in a private dam while fetching water on Friday morning (November 27).

The kids aged between 6 and 8 years old were siblings, with two confirmed to be twins.

Their mother said she had sent the kids to fetch water for domestic use, but did not return.

Validating the occurrence, area chief Kahura wa Ngochi said the dam in which the children sunk is ten feet deep.

“Due to the depth of the dam, it was hard for the minors to swim to safety,” said Chief Ngochi.

The area chief now wants the owner of the dam to fence it off, or drain its waters and fill it with soil within 48 hours, failure of which, he will institute legal action against the dam owner.

The siblings’ bodies were removed and taken to Gakoe Health Centre morgue.

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