Body of a 62-year-old missing woman found in a borehole

Police in Bomet have launched an investigation into the death of a 62-year-old woman who was found in a water borehole at her homestead on Friday after her family requested help from police to find her when she went missing.

Her body was later retrieved by Bomet County Disaster Management team led by Mr. Stanley Mutai and police officers from Konoin Sub county police station.

The woman who hails from Aregiriot village in Konoin subcounty is said to have drowned but police said that her forehead showed injuries which could have been inflicted from a blunt object blow to it.  

The disaster team divers from the department retrieved the body in the borehole at around 3 pm
in the presence of police headed by the Konoin sub county OCPD Mr. Alfonse Munga.

“The body had some cuts on the forehead at the time it was retrieved from the borehole and we are looking into possibilities that she may have suffered fatal injuries before drowning in the borehole.” Mr. Munga said.

He added that the circumstances leading to her death could not be established immediately but investigations into the incident had been initiated.

A villager who was interviewed by the press said the missing of the woman to the area sub county administrator Mr. Vincent Korir and upon the search of the woman in the neighborhood the body was traced to the borehole.