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Businessman killed by lightning in Ndhiwa

By James Omoro | March 3rd 2017 at 09:12:59 GMT +0300

The chief said cases of lighting striking people are common in the area. Late last year, a woman was killed by lightning. County police boss John Omusanga said the body had severe burns.PHOTO:COURTESY

A 41-year-old man was struck by lightning at Kabong'o village in Kajwang', Ndhiwa sub-county, on Wednesday.

 Businessman Charles Onyango was returning from visiting a friend when he was killed. A resident found Onyango's body along a footpath yesterday morning.

"His friend asked him to stay until the rain subsided but he was in a hurry and left," said Goyo Assistant Chief Tom Rapada.

The chief said cases of lighting striking people are common in the area. Late last year, a woman was killed by lightning. County police boss John Omusanga said the body had severe burns.

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