THREE OTHERS DEAD IN ACCIDENTS

Girl, 2, dies after falling four floors down in Kisumu

Nipsey Hazel Ruth died at Avenue Hospital where she was taken for treatment

In Summary

• County police commander Samuel Anampiu said the girl, Nipsey Hazel Ruth, died at Avenue Hospital.

• Elsewhere, a 94-year-old woman burned to death in Kapuonja, Kisumu West subcounty.

Crime scene
Crime scene
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A two-year-old girl died after falling from a fourth-floor balcony at Channa apartments, Tom Mboya estate in Kisumu on Friday. 

County police commander Samuel Anampiu said the girl, Nipsey Hazel Ruth, died at Avenue Hospital.

“She was pronounced dead by the doctor while undergoing treatment for physical injuries on the head,” he said.

The body was transferred to the hospital’s mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Elsewhere, a 94-year-old woman burned to death in Kapuonja, Kisumu West subcounty.

Anampiu said the incident happened after a paraffin oil lamp exploded and burned her mattress and other bedding.

“The fire was fierce that they could not quickly gain entry to save her. The deceased had severe burns all over her body,” he said.

The body was moved to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.

Still in Kisumu West subcounty, a woman, 40, drowned inside a borehole in her compound in Kogony.

Pamela Akinyi had gone to fetch water for cooking on Wednesday night.

His widower Martin Ayieko said Akiniyi went to draw some water in a borehole just inside her compound and did not return. He tried to search for her but it was in vain.

“The wife had assembled foodstuff ready for cooking when she realised that she did not have enough water in her house and decided to go fetch water,” the police report said.

On Thursday at 2.40 pm, Ayieko discovered that his wife was inside the borehole and had already drowned when he went to draw water to take a bath.

Ayieko called the area assistant chief Nancy Ondithi who reported the matter to the Kogony police post. The body was removed to JOOTRH mortuary awaiting postmortem. 

In Kisumu Central subcounty, a woman was electrocuted at Kaego area in Manyatta while she was hanging wet clothes to dry.

The line was suspected to have had electric currents. Esther Auma, 24, was struck to the ground on Friday morning.

Her husband Paul Ojwang rushed her to JOOTRH where she was pronounced dead by the doctor. The body is at the same facility awaiting autopsy. 

Anampiu said the Kenya Power personnel have been informed of the accident.