Police retrieve bodies of five pupils

The bodies of five children who drowned in Murang'a County at the weekend have been retrieved.

Two of them drowned in Kandara on Saturday while the other three drowned in Kiharu on Sunday.

In the Kandara incident, bodies of Silvan Chege, 11, and that of a girl, 16, were retrieved and moved to General Kago mortuary in Thika on Saturday.

Chege drowned as he tried to rescue the girl after she was swept away by the rising waters of Thika River. He was a Standard Six pupil at Waitua Primary School.

Kandara Sub-county police commander Paul Wambugu said the two drowned during an expedition.

In Kiharu, bodies of the three children who drowned in Mukungai River during a school swimming expedition, were retrieved on Monday.

The three, aged between 11 and 13, were pupils at Weithaga Primary School.

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Bodies of children retrieved