A sombre mood engulfed Adanya Village in Teso North Sub County of Busia County after a young girl who a few days ago , sat her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE at Oduya Oprong Secondary School in Angurai North Ward was killed by raging floods as she tried to cross the dilapidated Adanya Bridge that connects Akichelesit and Angurai markets.
Winny Atwani aged 22 met her untimely death Tuesday evening when she was running away from a heavy downpour oblivious of the horrible state of the Adanya Bridge only for her lifeless body to be found a few meters away Wednesday morning.
She was with a friend who miraculously survived the marauding floods.
Confirming the incident, area chief Jimmy Karani urged Wananchi to be extra cautious especially this season of heavy downpour to avoid further avoidable fatalities
” Please let’s be careful this season. This area has witnessed many challenges before including fatalities as a result of heavy downpours,”he told area residents.
He however urged local leaders to repair the damaged Adanya Bridge to cushion against more problems.