Jemima Oresha Death – A woman who drowned on Sunday afternoon, July 26, while taking pictures with her brother at the world famous Thomson Falls in Nyahururu town, Laikipia County has been identified as Jemima Oresha.
A combined search for her was launched immediately the news got to the officials.
According to her brother Xablon Mungafu’s report, the deceased came to visit her relatives in Nyahururu on Saturday, from Kitale in Trans Nzoi County and was meant to return on Monday.
Jemima wanted to see the site of a tourist attraction, in Mr Mungafu words: “On Sunday, she said she could not go back to Kitale before catching a glimpse of the famous tourist attraction.”
“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 the river, two metres from where I was.
“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,” says Mr Mungafu.
Search for her body is still on.