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Body of boy who drowned yet to be found

By Caleb O Kingwara | November 29th 2019
The family of a 10-year-old boy who drowned in River Migori. (Caleb Kingwara, Standard)

A 10-year-old boy who had gone to bathe in a river was swept away by the raging waters. Javest Otieno, a Grade Three pupil at Migori Primary School, had gone to the river accompanied by two friends. The boy’s mother Liney Anyango is appealing for assistance to retrieve her son’s body.

Recovery efforts were hampered by heavy rains. According to a witness, Irine Akinyi, the children were bathing in the swollen River Migori before the tragedy occurred.

While confirming the incident, Assistant Chief of Suna, Ragana Location Christopher Owuo said the search for the body is still ongoing.

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