Tragedy As 31-12 months-Outdated Girl Falls Into A Dam Whereas Posing For Pictures On A Date With Her Fiancé
The deceased, Dorcas Jepkemoi Chumba
A lovers’ picnic at Chepkiit Waterfalls in Nandi County turned tragic after a lady slipped and fell into the dam whereas posing for images.
Dorcas Jepkemoi Chumba, 31, was swept away by raging waters on Sunday afternoon whereas her accomplice, Benjamin Kazungu, was utilizing her cellphone to take footage of her.
Efforts by Mr Kazungu to rescue her bore little fruit as he helplessly watched his fiancé drown within the raging waters.
“I attempted to rescue her however I used to be not in a position because the dam was full to the brim,” he stated after the horrific incident.
Now, Mr Kazungu says the one reminiscence he’s left with is the final picture he took of her earlier than she fell to her dying.
Ms Chumba’s household, which hails from Kapchorwa village in Keiyo South, has been tenting on the falls since Sunday with the hope of retrieving her physique.
Efforts by native divers had been nonetheless futile at press time.
Her brother Victor Kiptoo appealed to the county governments of Uasin Gishu and Nandi to assist the household discover her physique.
“It has occurred and we settle for it, what we’re requesting is assist to retrieve the physique for burial,” he stated.
Nandi County police boss Samson Ole Kina stated rescue efforts have been thwarted by raging floods.
He appealed to members of the family to be affected person as rescue groups proceed to watch the scenario.
“This dam has turn into a harmful place particularly throughout wet season, members of public are suggested to maintain off for his or her security,” he stated.