Two boys aged 5 and 8 years drowned in different incidents in Mwatate and Taveta sub counties Taita Taveta County.
In the first incident at Landi village, a standard two pupil at Maili Kumi Primary School was swept away by floods following heavy downpour in the area.
According to Fredrick Ochieng, county police commander said the body of Francis Kiseu was found lying dead in a ditch at Chakaleri area
having been deposited there by running water.
“He was going home from school after a heavy downpour when he was swept away by raging water as he tried to cross the road.” He said.
His body was moved to Moi county referral hospital for postmortem examination.
Elsewhere a standard one pupil at Lesesia Primary School in Taveta was killed by floods while herding goats.
The farther of the pupil Duncan Kilonzo told the police that his 8-year old son, Stephen Wambua drowned in an abandoned quarry while playing with other children.
“The boy was herding goats together with other children when they decided to swim in a nearby ditch which formerly used to be a quarry. As a result the son drowned.” Ochieng told The Star on phone.
Police moved his body to Taveta sub county hospital mortuary to await postmortem examination.