Deputy principal, his two sons aged 12 and 17 drown in river

By Alfred Maina On Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 19:12 | < 1 min read
A father and his two children aged 17 and 12 years old drowned in River Sagana on Tuesday evening (July 21). [PHOTO | FILE]
A father and his two children aged 17 and 12 years old drowned in River Sagana on Tuesday evening (July 21). [PHOTO | FILE]
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    Stephen Weru, who was crossing to his farm in Thangathi from Riandira Village in the company of his sons, drowned at around 4pm.

The Deputy Principal of Karema-ini Secondary School in Kiharu Constituency, Murang’a County and his two sons aged 17 and 12 years old died on Tuesday evening (July 21) after a boat they were travelling in capsized in River Sagana.

Stephen Weru, who was crossing to his farm in Thangathi from Riandira Village in the company of his sons, drowned at around 4pm.

Weru is said to have parked his vehicle on the banks of River Sagana and boarded a boat to take them to the other end of the stream.

While midway, the boat carrying Weru and his children — 17-year-old Collins Weru, a Form Three student at Kianyaga Boys’ High School and 12-year-old Elvis Maina, a pupil at Technology Primary School in Murang’a — capsized.

Divers from Murang’a County managed to retrieve the bodies of Weru and his teenage son at 5pm.

A mission to retrieve the body of 12-year-old Elvis Maina is ongoing.

Bodies of Weru and Collins were taken to a Murang’a hospital morgue.

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