Learning in NYS training college paralyzed after a recruit drowned in a dam

Learning in NYS training college in Naivasha was paralyzed after a recruit fell and drowned in a dam in the institution unclear circumstances.

The 24-year-old recruit was on his way back to the institute from the nearby Karati trading center when he fell into the flooded dam located a few meters from the college.

Soon after the incident police from Naivasha moved in to investigate the case as the body of the deceased was identified as Kevin Majimbo.

Soon after the incident was reported, police moved in and with the help of NYS officers managed to drain the dam before the body was recovered.

A witness who declined to be named said that the recruit was stationed in a camp located near the training college when the incident occurred.

He said that guards on duty spotted the trainee who had sneaked out returning to the camp and challenged him to stop but he fled.

“The guards claim that they came to learn of the drowning in the morning after searching for the fleeing recruit in vain,” said the witness.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that an inquest file had been opened though initial investigations pointed to drowning.

“The guards claim that the deceased slipped and fell into a dam but we have launched our own investigations following the incident,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga