Tragic:Man drowns in Molo River while taking selfie

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BY CORRESPONDENT,MOLO,30TH DEC 2017-A man drowned  and died after he fell into Molo River while taking a selfie on Friday evening.

Keter’s father, Henry Kilel eulogized his son as a hard working person, who had passion for education

“I received news about my son’s death at 7pm Friday while at Salgaa trading centre. The news broke my heart,” he said.

Keter’s mother, Esther Wanjiru Kilel, said she had high hopes that her son’s future was going to be bright. The tragedy happened  just hours after the deceased   had received a phone call from Haco Limited Friday afternoon (December 29) informing him that he had secured a job with the firm and was expected to report for work on January 4, 2018.

“My son revered education. He also liked people, he liked everyone. He was the head of the youth in Migaa area.  People liked him too. He was a good young man, whom we raised in a Christian setting,” said Mrs Kilel.

 

Confirming the incident, Rongai OCPD Japheth Kioko said Mr Alvise Kiprotich 26, accompanied by his three friends, were trying to cross Kipterere view point near Salgaa trading centre.

“One of them accidentally fell into Molo River as they took a selfie and was swept away,’’ said Mr Kioko.

Rescue efforts futile

According to the OCPD  efforts by his friends to rescue him were futile.

Mr Kioko said efforts to retrieve the body were called off Friday evening and resumed Saturday.

Until the time of going to press search for the body  was still ongoing.WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that efforts to retrieve the body begun immediately the news of his drowning was made public.Divers from the area and Naivasha are involved in the search.

 

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