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Bungoma boy drowns in quarry full of rainwater - 9 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 ...
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