• Friday, 14 June 2024
Tharaka Nithi: Two girls dead after lightning strike

Tharaka Nithi: Two girls dead after lightning strike

Ibote village in Tharaka Nithi county is in mourning after two secondary school girls died after they were struck by lightning.

The Form Three girls, Jackeline Kanyua (15) and Florida Kendi (16) are believed to have been hit by lightning at 3 am on Wednesday after thunder struck their house while they slept.

Isabel Kanyua, the mother was also burnt on her hands as she tried to put out the flames.

She said she was woken by a strong flash of lightning followed by thunder as heavy rains poured.


Isabel said she soon saw light in the room where her daughters were sleeping.


Tharaka South subcounty police commander Margaret Magiri confirmed the incident saying they have commenced investigations into the deaths.

The bodies were taken to Marimanti Level 4 Hospital mortuary.

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