A family in Bobembe Village in Keera Sub- Location Nyamira County is in agony over the disappearance of the breadwinner in their family who is said to have drowned in River Nyabomite a week ago.
Walter Osoro Mose a father of five, is said to have drowned and carried away by water, an incident that has left the family in a sombre mood.
Speaking at their home, family members said the deceased was last seen last week when he went out with a friend who later informed the family that he had drowned.
Since there was a heavy downpour and it was getting late, the family members sort to start the search for the body on the following day.
“We have made efforts to trace his body but all in vain. Some of our friends and villagers who had offered to help us in searching have even given up after spending several days in the waters trying to search for him,” Evans Asuga who is the brother to the deceased told journalists on Wednesday at their home.
He also informed journalists that the villagers recovered a shirt belonging to the deceased to find the body around the place they recovered the attire, but it was not the case.
Acting Chief Keera Location Peter Ndirangu urged the county government through the governor to help source divers who can try to find the body of the deceased since locals have no diving expertise.
“We have exhausted our ability in searching for his body and now ours is only to call for intervention from the county and national government in trying to retrieve the body which we believe is still in the waters, by the fact that we cannot be able to go past some section of the river which is very deep,” said Ndirangu.
Annah Kemunto, the deceased wife called upon the county government to help in the search saying it is difficult for her family to believe that he is dead.
“I wish we would recover even a single body part, we bury it and be satisfied that he is no more. The anguish of sleeping in this house thinking he might show over is too much for us to bear. At this time, even my children cannot believe that their father who was the sole breadwinner in the family is dead. Any help from the government will go a long way in solving the agony,” she said.
By Darlington Mose