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Crocodile mauls girl, 10, to death at Kiambere dam

By Joseph Muchiri | Published Thu, August 9th 2018 at 09:03, Updated August 9th 2018 at 09:12 GMT +3
A man feeds a crocodile at Lake Baringo. [File, Standard]

A 10-year-old girl was killed by a crocodile while fetching water at Kiambere dam.

Mawia Mwendwa King'ola, a Standard Two pupil at Karura Primary School, had been sent to draw water at around 6pm on Tuesday evening.

Kiambere MCA Lenny Masters Mwaniki said residents later spotted an empty water jerrycan on the banks.

Speaking on phone, he said he had contacted the local Kenya Wildlife Services officials who started rescue operation yesterday morning.

Mr Mwaniki said residents pelted the crocodile with stones in the hope that it would release the body. "People are desperate since there is nothing they can do," he said.

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