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Two People Killed And One Injured Following A Lightning Strike In Kitale County, See What Happened

Two people were on Wednesday killed on the spot and one injured after being struck by lightning at Kiminini area in Kitawi, Kitale County.

Kitale County acting Deputy Police Commandant Mutinda Sokoli said the incident occurred following heavy downpour pounded in the area on Tuesday night.

Mr Mutunda said the two deceased, were walking home at around 7.30 pm yesterday when lightning struck them and died on the spot.

"We lost two innocent young gentlemen. We received information from the chief that the two were from their daily business activities when they were struck by lightning and died on the spot. We condole with the affected families," Mr Sokoli said.

The injured man was rushed to the Kitale County health center where he was treated discharged.

The body of the two deceased were been moved to the Kitale County Hospital mortuary for preservation.

Mr Mutinda urged residents to handle themselves with care during the rainy season as the place is prone to lightning strikes over the years.

"We have encountered such incidents in the past years where lightning has struck many innocent people around here and even houses particularly during rainy seasons," he added.

At the same time Mr Sokoli called on the county government of Kitale to erect lightning arrestors to avert similar incidents in the near future.

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