A family in South Kanyikela Location in Ndhiwa Sub County is in agony after their 20 year old son died after he jumped and drowned into River Kuja in a suspected suicide attempt.
The deceased, Erick Okinyi, a form four student at Kibuon Secondary School in Uriri Sub County is said to have left his home in North Kanyamkago with a motorbike belonging to his father on Sunday morning before he died.
Speaking to KNA, his father, George Ouma said the deceased’s brothers followed him after he left with the motorbike thinking he (Okinyi) had the intention of selling it, but upon reaching Riat Trading centre they caught up with him but he run towards River Kuja and jumped into the fast flowing river.
Ouma claimed that the brothers were only concerned why he left home with the motorbike without informing them and they were surprised to find the motorbike abandoned at a garage within Riat centre.
A team has been conducting a search for the body at the river banks since Monday but their efforts have so far been futile.
Area Chief, Moses Ongong’a confirmed the incident, saying the search operation for the body was ongoing.
By Davis Langat/Natasha Kanisa