A somber mood engulfed Usao village in Gembe East location of Mbita Sub County after a crocodile killed a 13 year old girl Thursday.
The standard six pupil at Ndonyo primary school in Uyoma West location of Siaya County had gone to fetch water at Ng’ou beach in Lake Victoria accompanied by mother and sister.
According to her mother, Margaret Atieno , after drawing water from the lake her daughter, Hellen Amondi, went back to wash her feet but unfortunately the reptile grabbed her leg and dived into the lake.
The mother raised an alarm and members of the public responded armed with spears but were unable to trace the reptile.
Kenya Wildlife Services officers response bore no fruits since by the time of going to the press the body had not been recovered.
Meanwhile, the area senior assistant chief William Omogi has called on the community to be patient as the search for the body continues.
Omogi further cautioned the residents to be weary of crocodiles while drawing water from the lake.
Source: Kenya News Agency