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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

An elderly man drowns as rains continue to wreck havoc in Ng’arua

By By Joseph Mutua

The heavy rains currently pounding many parts of the country has claimed a life at Chereta village in Karaba area of Sipili.

The latest incident involved an elderly man whom our sources say was swept away by raging floods while walking home last Friday.

The lifeless body of Mr. James Ndungu Gachora, 60, was discovered by passersby stuck between fallen tree branches at the riverbanks of Chereta River near Jaukuri dam.
An eyewitness who spoke to Laikipia Rural Voices hinted that the slain man was drunk at the time of the incident.

“He was seen staggering earlier that evening and I suspect he must have drowned while trying to cross the river at a make shift bridge built by the residents,” said the eyewitness Maina Nderi.

The man who was a resident of Mohotetu location is said to have traveled to Karaba location to check over a piece of land he owns there.

Meanwhile, Karaba location residents are appealing to the government to intervene in curbing the local brews saying many productivity people especially the youths were spending most of their time in the illicit drinks dens.
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