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A 7-year-old girl in Uasin Gishu drowns in river while attempting to retrieve her shoes

A seven-year-old girl from Ainabkoi, Uasin Gishu County, drowned while swimming in a river with other kids.

According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday in the Ellegerini River in Bombo.

While trying to retrieve her slippers that had been carried away by the water, the PP2 student slipped and fell into the river.

After hearing similar reports from other kids, the closest neighbors conducted a search and discovered the body 500 meters away from the scene, draped over a tree branch.

When it was recovered, bruises on its forehead were discovered.

According to police, the incident is being looked into.

The majority of rivers and streams are swollen, according to the police, who advise everyone to exercise general caution. This is because of the continuous rains.

Up to 70 people have died in the nation as a result of rain-related incidents thus far. Police said the majority of the victims drowned.

The meteorological department has issued an El Nino alert and warned that there will be more rain in the upcoming days.

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