@TheStar

Bungoma boy drowns in quarry full of rainwater

4 months ago, 17 Apr 11:20

By: Brian Ojamaa @oja ...

A eight-year-old boy drowned in a quarry in Bumula, Bungoma county, while playing with his friends on Monday. Emmanuel Musungu and the others had been looking for firewood when the incident took place a few metres from their home in Lunakwe village. The quarry was dug by GAB Company employees who had been working on Musikoma-Mungachi road. It was one of many in the area that filled with water after heavy rains. Lilian Musungu, the boy's mother, said she was away when he drowned. "I was in the market when a relative told me my child had died." Her husband Peter Musungu said: "I am in a lot of pain. I had hoped he would become a great person and help us in our old age after finishing school and getting a god job." Musungu blamed the company, saying dug out parts are left unattended, putting children at high risk especially during the holidays. "We want them to seal these quarries since they have been attracting children who go to swim in them," he said. South Bukusu area chief Julius Barasa said residents pulled the body out of the quarry. He asked GAB managers to secure the quarries to prevent injuries and deaths. Police took the body of the class one pupil of Nandingwa Primary School to Bungoma County Referral Hospital mortuary.
Read More


Category: topnews news

Suggested

1 hour ago
@TheStar - By: Melanie Mwangi @m ...
KOT blast Sonko after orders for Waititu wife's release

Kenyans on Twitter have criticised Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko for releasing Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu's wife following her arrest on Wednesday. Wangare was arrested alongside 13 others on cla ...

Category: topnews news
43 minutes
@TheStar - By: Cheti [email prot ...
Police chopper crash-lands in Boni Forest, no casualties reported

A Kenya Police chopper crash-landed inside Boni Forest at around 12.30 pm on Wednesday.The incident took place at the forest's Galgal area during routine patrols. Mechanical problems forced the pilot ...

Category: topnews news
1 hour ago
@TheStar - By: Pscu
Uhuru orders review of delocalisation policy to protect teachers' families

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday told Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to relook into the delocalisation policy to so that affected families don't suffer from such changes. The policy main ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 16:33
@CITIZENTV - By: Matthews Mutai
Uganda upstages Kenya in athletics at East Africa School Games

Uganda upstages Kenya in athletics at East Africa School Games ...

Category: topnews news sports
1 hours ago, 16:13
1 hours ago, 16:13
@CITIZENTV - By: Benjamin Muriuki
Swazuri’s deputy takes over at NLC as new appointments announced

Embattled National Land Commission (NLC) chairman Muhammad Swazuri's role at the commission has been taken up by his deputy, Abigael Mbagaya Mukolwe. ...

Category: topnews news

@TheStar

Bungoma boy drowns in quarry full of rainwater

4 months ago, 17 Apr 11:20

By: Brian Ojamaa @oja ...
A eight-year-old boy drowned in a quarry in Bumula, Bungoma county, while playing with his friends on Monday. Emmanuel Musungu and the others had been looking for firewood when the incident took place a few metres from their home in Lunakwe village. The quarry was dug by GAB Company employees who had been working on Musikoma-Mungachi road. It was one of many in the area that filled with water after heavy rains. Lilian Musungu, the boy's mother, said she was away when he drowned. "I was in the market when a relative told me my child had died." Her husband Peter Musungu said: "I am in a lot of pain. I had hoped he would become a great person and help us in our old age after finishing school and getting a god job." Musungu blamed the company, saying dug out parts are left unattended, putting children at high risk especially during the holidays. "We want them to seal these quarries since they have been attracting children who go to swim in them," he said. South Bukusu area chief Julius Barasa said residents pulled the body out of the quarry. He asked GAB managers to secure the quarries to prevent injuries and deaths. Police took the body of the class one pupil of Nandingwa Primary School to Bungoma County Referral Hospital mortuary.
Read More

Category: topnews news

Suggested

1 hour ago
@TheStar - By: Melanie Mwangi @m ...
KOT blast Sonko after orders for Waititu wife's release

Kenyans on Twitter have criticised Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko for releasing Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu's wife following her arrest on Wednesday. Wangare was arrested alongside 13 others on cla ...

Category: topnews news
43 minutes
@TheStar - By: Cheti [email prot ...
Police chopper crash-lands in Boni Forest, no casualties reported

A Kenya Police chopper crash-landed inside Boni Forest at around 12.30 pm on Wednesday.The incident took place at the forest's Galgal area during routine patrols. Mechanical problems forced the pilot ...

Category: topnews news
1 hour ago
@TheStar - By: Pscu
Uhuru orders review of delocalisation policy to protect teachers' families

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday told Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to relook into the delocalisation policy to so that affected families don't suffer from such changes. The policy main ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 16:33
@CITIZENTV - By: Matthews Mutai
Uganda upstages Kenya in athletics at East Africa School Games

Uganda upstages Kenya in athletics at East Africa School Games ...

Category: topnews news sports
1 hours ago, 16:13
1 hours ago, 16:13
@CITIZENTV - By: Benjamin Muriuki
Swazuri’s deputy takes over at NLC as new appointments announced

Embattled National Land Commission (NLC) chairman Muhammad Swazuri's role at the commission has been taken up by his deputy, Abigael Mbagaya Mukolwe. ...

Category: topnews news
Our App