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Pupil, 17, electrocuted

01 April 2013, 16:47 Mwangi Karanja

A 17 year old boy was electrocuted on Monday at Kitale Ndogo estate in Kitale municipality, Kitale OCPD James Mitugo has said.

Daniel Wanyama, a class six pupil at Kitale Ndogo primary school, died on the spot after touching the live wire connected to a transformer.

Mitugo said that the boy was on his way home for lunch when he met his death.

He added that the wire has been hanging for many weeks threatening lives of residents.

transformer, electric wires

“We urge the Kenya power and lighting company to repair the problem before more lives are lost,” posed Mitugo.

Area residents expressed their fear as the hanging wire could turn out to be more dangerous during the ongoing rain season.

The body of the deceased was moved to Kitale district mortuary.

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