Residents of Kadie village in Rachuonyo were on Sunday morning shocked after two girls who had gone missing were found dead in unclear circumstance at a pool of water in a pit where a Chinese company constructing the Misambi –Ekerenyo road had excavated Murram.
The Two girls, Rosemary Akinyi 15 and and Evaline Akinyi 17 , who are sisters were pupils at Kadie primary school in Rachuonyo east sub-county.
The girls went missing on Saturday when they left home to their farm to collect sweet potatoes after being sent of their parents
The victims’ father, Joseph Obudho said the girls left home to go and bring sweet potatoes from their farm but never came back.
He said their mother became suspicious but thought the children might have gone to visit one of their relatives .
However, when they confirmed they weren’t at the relative’ home , the mother became more worried on the whereabouts of her daughters.
Obudho said the mother then left to the farm which is slightly far from home, but she was shocked to see at the farm the gunny bags the girls carried from home and the potatoes still lying uncollected.
He said when the mother saw the potatoes and the bags she started conducting a search in the surrounding area alone.
The father said before long the mother saw a body floating in the water with clothes resembling those of one of her daughter Rosemary Akinyi. She raised alarm and people came out and retrieved the body from the quarry.
After retrieving the body, the residents with the help of divers from Nyakach searched for the other girl ,Evaline Akinyi ,the whole day until 3 pm when the body was found.
Area Sub County Police Commander, Givinalis Barasa confirmed the incident and said the bodies were transferred to Rachuonyo level four hospital mortuary to a wait postmortem as investigations on the incident starts
By Moseti Julius