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Thompson Falls - The beautiful and the ugly

21 December 2012, 14:57 Pauline Nyumu and Benson Gitutha

Some people love the stones, some the green shrubs and others love just to stand beside falling waters and watch it flow to the next destination.
Tourist Attraction

Thompson Falls is among the most famous tourist destinations in Nyahururu, originating from the Aberdares ranges and pouring its water into the Ewaso Nyiro River.
This tourist attraction was named after the father of a Scottish explorer, Joseph Thompson and has served many domestic and international tourists.
Other tan the water, you can views hippos and also enjoy a cool breeze that emanates from the thunderous fall.
It has an approximate height of 72 meters above the ground, and falls at approximately the same height under the ground.

thompson falls, nyahururu
The Last Fall

Some people use this scenic feature to make way to their after-life.
Though accidents are inevitable, a few cases of suicide have been reported by the Thompson Falls community.
According to one of the cultural entertainers Joseph Njuguna, the last suicide case occurred two months ago.
Njuguna who has been entertaining tourists visiting Thompson falls for a couple of years also confirmed that this final fall takes over a week  before the victim resurfaces to the ground.
“The last woman who committed suicide here was buried underground for nine days before she resurfaced,” he explains.
The county council of Nyahururu is responsible for maintaining this facility, and it collects revenue n the form of entrance fees from all adult visitors.
In a bid to reduce the number of accidents that occur during the sightseeing process, the staff has put a fence around the falls and also put a warning to everyone who desires to get closer to the waters.
This is perfectly a good place to waste away your leisure time especially during this festive period, but as you enjoy the sight, tread carefully so that it doesn't become your final fall.

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