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Body of Kiganjo boy who drowned retrieved by local divers.

The body of the young boy from Kiganjo Estate who drowned yesterday has been retrieved from the water near Kamuthi, barely a few metres from where he fell.
The recovery exercise that was done by the locals and coordinated by the area chiefs, took over 18 hours due to lack of proper equipment.
It is alleged that the Standard 5 boy died as he attempted to save his friend who had drowned.
A group of boys from Kiganjo estate had gone to Kamuthi area swim when the incident happened.
The deceased is said to have been swept off balance by the raging waters and submerged into the deep part of the stream before he was dragged downstream towards Athi River.
His colleague was however rescued by people passing nearby and rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital.
Locals who spoke after the retrieval of the body called on the government to support those who risked their lives to recover the body of the deceased without even having the right apparatus for the job.

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