Lightning kills a person and two animals in Matete


A 17 years old boy from Kaburengo village, Matete district in Kakamega County succumbed after being struck by lightning.

Confirming the incident, Matete APC, Mr. James Arama, said the deceased who was identified as Julius Naliaka was inside their house sheltering from heavy rainfalls that were pounding the area when the tragedy struck.

“The boy was in their house chatting with the father, Mr. Wanyonyi Nangalama, before he was struck by lightning,” said Arama adding that the victim was rescued in critical condition and rushed to Webuye Sub County Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The administration police boss further confirmed that the lightning also struck dead two cows, one belonging to the deceased’s family and the other to their immediate neighbour.