Bomet: University student drowns while taking photos in Chepkulo River, body missing

Bomet: University student drowns while taking photos in Chepkulo River, body missing

  • The 24-year-old, who had visited with twelve other friends for a picnic tour on Sunday evening, was apparently advancing to a deeper side for a better photo position. 
  • Confirming the incident, Chepalungu Sub-County police boss Nelson Masai said the students might have underrated the depth of the waterfall and decided to risk it. 

A thrilling swimming and photography adventure at the Chepkulo River's Kimaya Waterfall turned tragic when a second-year male student from Bomet University College was swept away by the waterfall's raging waves.

The 24-year-old was reportedly advancing to a deeper side for a better photo position after visiting with twelve other friends for a picnic tour on Sunday evening.

Chepalungu Sub-County police boss Nelson Masai confirmed the incident, saying the students may have underestimated the depth of the waterfall and decided to take a chance.

All of the students who accompanied him have yet to be identified, and police are looking for them to give statements about the incident.

The Bomet County divers decided to call it a night after a two-hour search of the body yielded no results.

One of the county divers, Gideon Ngotwa, said the search will take another day.

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