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A woman who went out on picnic with her lover ended tragically on Sunday afternoon when she slipped and fell into the dam while posing for photos.The incident occurred at Chepkiit Waterfalls in Nandi County.
Dorcas Jepkemoi Chumba, 31, was swept away by raging waters while her partner, Benjamin Kazungu, was using her phone to take pictures of her. Efforts by Mr Kazungu to rescue her bore little fruit as he helplessly watched his fiancé drown in the raging waters.
Said he after the horrific incident: “I tried to rescue her but I was not able since the dam was full to the brim”.
Mr Kazungu said the only memory he was left with was the last photo he took of her before she fell to her death.
Ms Chumba’s family, which hails from Kapchorwa village in Keiyo South, has been camping at the falls since Sunday with the hope of retrieving her body. Efforts by local divers were still futile at press time.
Her brother Victor Kiptoo appealed to the county governments of Uasin Gishu and Nandi to help the family find her body.
Said he: “It has happened and we accept it, what we are requesting is help to retrieve the body for burial”.
Nandi County police boss Samson Ole Kina said rescue efforts had been thwarted by raging floods, appealing to family members to be patient as rescue teams continue to monitor the situation.
Stated he: “This dam has become a dangerous place especially during rainy season, members of public are advised to keep off for their safety”.