Middle aged man plunges himself in Nzoia River

A crowd of onlookers at the bank of Nzoia River

A somber mood engulfed Navava village in Lwandeti location Matete sub county after a middle aged man plunged himself in Nzoia river.

The unidentified man who looked so depressed was first spotted roaming at Lwandeti trading center before heading towards the river.

According to those who were near the river the deceased reached there while running and headed towards the Furoi railway bridge before diverted and plunged into the river.

“We thought he wanted to cross to the opposed side but he turned abruptly and threw himself in the river,” said one of the witnesses.

Crown present at the scene

Efforts by a group of men who were harvesting sand in the river to try and rescue him were futile as they reached him when he had already died.

The body was removed and taken to Webuye mortuary as police launched investigations into the incident.

Confirming the incident, Mahanga location chief Mr. John Kanyanya Wamalwa has appealed to anyone who might have lost his or her male relative or friend  to visit the mortuary and help in identifying the body.