A 54 year-old man was electrocuted in Mwana sub-location in Mbooni East Sub-county on Monday evening.
Joseph Munyuku Mavunge was killed as he was pruning his grevillea tree at 18.45pm after a branch of a tree incidentally fell on a three phase power line.
The Makueni County Police Commander (CPC), Joseph Ole Naipeyan confirmed the incident on Tuesday while talking to Kenya News Agency.
“The incident was reported to Mbumbuni police station by Stephen Mutinda. One of the branches fell on a three phase power line causing a shot circuit that led to the death of the man as he was pruning the tree in his shamba,” said Ole Naipeyan.
He said that the body of the deceased was taken to the Makueni Referral Hospital mortuary for preservation.
By Patrick Nyakundi