A swimming expedition for a group of youths ended tragically in a Naivasha hotel when one of them drowned on Sunday morning.
According to witness John Kamau, the youths had booked into the hotel on Saturday evening where they had a party before resting in the evening.
However one of the youths ventured into the hotel on Sunday morning where he started swimming but ended up drowning.
“One of the youths who was still drunk entered the pool at around 5am and ended up drowning as his colleagues sought help,” he said.
A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the incident adding that the body had been collected and taken to the local mortuary.
“The information we have is that the youth who did not know how to swim entered into the unmanned swimming pool only to drown,” he said.
Meanwhile, police in Mai Mahiu Naivasha are investigating an incident where hate leaflets were found in the busy trading center.
The leaflets which are warning members of some communities to leave the area were found over the weekend raising fear and tension among the targeted communities.
According to one of the area residents Joseph Njoroge the authors of the leaflets were not known adding that this had raised tension in the area.
Njoroge said that the typed leaflets were found in estates around the town adding that police had since collected them as part of their investigations.
“We woke up to find the leaflets distributed around the town and we hope that those responsible will be brought to book,” he said.
He added that following the move, some communities were contemplating fleeing the area if security was not heightened.
“We are asking police to move in with haste and arrest those behind these leaflets as they have ended up raising fear in this town,” he said.
-The Star/ George Murage