Deputy Principal, His Two Sons Aged 12 And 17 Drown In River

By 11:15 Wed, 22 Jul 2020 Comments

The Deputy Principal of Karema-ini Secondary School in Kiharu Constituency, Murang’a Count, Kenyay and his two sons aged 17 and 12 years old died on Tuesday evening (July 21) after a boat they were travelling in capsized in River Sagana.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Stephen Weru, who was crossing to his farm in Thangathi from Riandira Village in the company of his sons, drowned at around 4pm.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Weru is said to have parked his vehicle on the banks of River Sagana and boarded a boat to take them to the other end of the stream.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

While midway, the boat carrying Weru and his children — 17-year-old Collins Weru, a Form Three student at Kianyaga Boys’ High School and 12-year-old Elvis Maina, a pupil at Technology Primary School in Murang’a — capsized.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Divers from Murang’a County managed to retrieve the bodies of Weru and his teenage son at 5pm.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A mission to retrieve the body of 12-year-old Elvis Maina is ongoing.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Bodies of Weru and Collins were taken to a Murang’a hospital morgue.(Wapbaze_Copyright)



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