Grief as two minors drown in Kisii River

Two minors in Kisii have died after they drowned.

The two cousins aged one and four years drowned on Tuesday afternoon at Omogonga River, Nyamache area in Bobasi Sub County Kisii.

The two had been left under the care of a house girl who was in the house at the time the incident occurred. Their parents had traveled to Meru County when the accident occurred.

The first body was retrieved three hours later at 3pm while the other at 6pm.

A senior police officer at Nyamache Police Station told The Standard the bodies were later moved to Nyamache mortuary.

"The bodies were retrieved at Bokinami area more than three kilometers away from their home. Locals moved in and retrieved them by the time we got to the scene," the officer said.