A family in Funyula, Busia county is in pain after their kin Nelson Okumu who was a form three student at St Mark Bukiri mixed secondary school drowned to death at the Bumatinga dam.
Prior to the tragic incident, Nelson was sent home from school to shave his hair in accordance with the school's rules. He and his two friends however decided to swim at the dam before going back to school not thinking that it would turn out to be tragic.
Divers retrieved the body after much struggle since they were few and did not have the equipment. The body was taken to mortuary.
The sad incident was confirmed by Rumbiye Assistant Chief Winslaus Ochara who warned residents against swimming at the dam to prevent more of such tragedies.
Police have already commenced investigations into the incident.
Our sincere condolences to the family members and friends of the late student.
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