Two-year-old boy killed by floods in Kirinyaga

Two-year-old boy killed by floods in Kirinyaga
Police officers at the scene where the a two-year-old boy drowned in Kirinyaga. PHOTO| JOHNSON MUREITHI

A two-year-old boy died on Wednesday after he was swept by raging waters of Karithathi River in Gichugu Constituency, Kirinyaga County.

According to Gichugu OCPD Anthony Mbogo, the body of the two-year-old boy was retrieved at 4pm by local residents and police officers.

The OCPD said the boy was following his mother when he slipped into the flooded river.

“We are investigating because the mother told the police officers that she was escorting her friend when the incident happened,” said Mbogo.

The police boss has advised parents to avoid leaving their children unattended especially during the ongoing rainy season.

The body was taken to Kibugi Funeral Home in Kutus.

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