Tragedy as Nairobi Water employee drowns while unblocking sewer line
Police have retrieved the body of a Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company employee who drowned in a sewer line on Thursday.
It was retrieved at 2am Friday, 11 hours after the incident was reported to police.
Nairobi County commander Japheth Koome said: “We received information at about 3pm that the worker had drowned as he tried to unblock a sewer line. Officers went to the scene and ascertained the reports and efforts to retrieve the body began.”
The incident happened at Juakali, Embakasi.
Separately, a man was beaten to death by a mob and the body set on fire at Ruai, in the outskirts of the city.
The incident happened at 4 pm on Thursday.
Mr Koome said the man was caught stealing maize at a farm.
“The owner raised an alarm and a crowd responded. They beat and set him on fire,” he said.