A multi operation team has been launched to rescue a woman who drowned on Sunday at Thomson falls whilst posing for pictures at the famous site.
The lady known as Jemima Oresha, had travelled from Kitale in Trans Nzoia County on Saturday to visit some of her relatives in Nyahururu and was scheduled to be back on Monday.
“On Sunday, she said she could not go back to Kitale before catching a glimpse of the famous tourist attraction,’’ said her brother Zablon Mangafu.
“When we reached the site she was very excited to see the falls. She said it was a site to behold and insisted that I take photos of her while standing on a stone next to a river, two metres from where I was.” he added.
“I had finished taking her picture and as she was returning to where I was, she slipped and fell into the river and was swept away by the raging waters as I watched. I could not do anything as the water was moving at a very high speed.’’
The brother informed security officers at the site, who then informed the police and a rescue mission was launched.
But, the search was suspended on Sunday evening due to heavy rains and high water levels in the river. This is according to Nyahururu Sub-County Police commander Geoffrey Mayek.
The county police boss added, however that they were hopeful they would find the body.
He appealed to locals living downstream to notify the police should they come across the body, and to be cautious near river and water falls, especially during this rainy season.