Man dies after falling into a well

A 26 year old man died after falling in a 17 feet deep well while drawing water on Saturday at Mabonde Village in Trans Nzoia west Sub County.

Trans Nzoia West OCPD Jackson Mwenga said the deceased Samaria Mabonde slipped while drawing water from a well at night.

The body was retrieved by the police with the help of the members of the public and taken to Kitale County Referral Hospital Mortuary, he said.

In another incident, a 50 year old Ugandan committed suicide at his rented house at Laini Moja village in Maili Saba trading centre, Sirende location on Sunday night.

Trans Nzoia west OCPD Jackson Mwega said police were informed by a village elder Peter Waswa who detected a foul odour emanating from a neighbour’s house.

He said they found a decomposing body of the deceased hanging on a rope in his house.

Police have launched investigations to ascertain the motive behind the foreigner committing suicide, he said.

Mwenga said the deceased known as Joshua Shalongo was last seen within the Maili Saba trading centre last week.

The body was removed to Kitale County Referral Hospital mortuary, he added.

Source: Kenya News Agency