Written by Carren Papai and Saka Richard
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A Somber mood engulfed residents of Kamosing Village in Teso South after a body of a three year old child was recovered Monday morning after she had drowned in water attempting to cross the river to pursue her mother who had gone to attend to family issues in the next village across the river.
It is alleged that the mother had asked the deceased not to follow her by chasing the child back home; little did she know that the innocent child was following her before drowning after she was suspected to have slipped trying to cross.
Efforts by the villagers to try and rescue the child was rendered fruitless prompted by yesterday’s evening darkness .The villagers gave up the search only to find the body Monday morning few meters from the place where she had slid.
The body was taken home by the villagers for burial preparation however family members have disagreed on where to bury the child with some saying that the child must be buried at her mother’s home because her mother got married to that family with her.
Two saved from ranging waters
Elsewhere, in Trans Nzoia County, a man and his wife were injured after their motorbike plunged into the Sabwani River after they tried to cross the broken bridge at Amuka area.
The two whose identity could not be verified as they were residents of neighboring cherangany area were rushed to Kitale District Hospital where they were admitted after the fatal accident where they were diagnosed with jaw and rib injuries.
Confirming the incident area Assistant chief Zebedy Sagala said the two were traveling towards Kobos from Maili Nane Market at around 6.30 pm when their motorbike fell over the broken bridge.
Recently two cows were reported to have drowned when they swept away by the raging waters when they tried to cross the swollen river pitying the locals as their helpless plea to the government to rectify the problem fell on deaf ears.
The assistant chief decried that the Lake Victoria Basin company contracted to construct a dam at the river by Kazi Kwa Vijana did a shoddy job.
Residents are now calling on the government to act fast and repair the bridge that has been causing havoc in the area and is the only bridge that connects Kobos town and Maili nane which are major trading posts in the area.
However, officials from ministry of roads blamed the locals for not heading their warnings saying that they had erected danger signs on the scene but the locals would hear none of their warnings and continued to use the bridge knowing they were creating hazardous environment.
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