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People crossing a flooded river

Police have recovered the body of a retired assistant chief swept away by floods last Sunday in Kibwezi.

According to the area Police Boss Leonard Kimaiyo, the body of 70 year-old Josephat Nzunia was recovered on Monday morning after he drowned following a heavy downpour in the area.

He said the retired chief of Kiteng’ei Sub-Location was on his way home from Kambu market when the incident occurred.

According to one of his relatives, Eunice Kiuvu, the retired administrator had gone to buy maize and was carried away when he tried to cross Kitengei river.

The bicycle that he had used to ferry a 50 kg sack of maize together with the maize were recovered 100 metres from the river.

The body was taken to Makindu Level Four Hospital mortuary.

Kimaiyo, warned residents against crossing flooded rivers during this rainy season.

By Daniel Kituku