Woman throws herself into river Nzoia, weeks after similar incident

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Nzoia River where the woman threw herself

Days after a woman threw her three children and herself into the Nzoia River at Makutano bridge at the border of Bungoma and Kakamega Counties, another woman drowned after plunging herself in the river at the same place.

According to eye witnesses the woman identified as Vidora Khamisi Muchuma(30) and a mother of two looked disturbed psychologically after clashing with her father Mzee Khamis Shikuku Muchuma over an unknown issue.

“She came with her father and she looked disturbed, she entered the house as I remained talking to her father but ten minutes later we heard cries from the river and rushed there only to find she had thrown herself in the river,” said Mr. Henry Khaemba, who is her landlord.

Leonard Wafula, a sand harvester, said he together with his three friends had just finished loading sand on a tipper-truck at about 8:30pm when they spotted a body being washed down the river.

He said their efforts to try and rescue her were futile as they were overwhelmed by the speed of water leaving her to drown.

Efforts to get comments from her father were fruitless as he had left the scene and he could not be traced since he has no cellphone.

Police officers from Mbakalo patrol base in Bungoma County have launched an investigation into the incident.