One person killed, two others injured following lightning strike in Bomet


File image of lightning. PHOTO/COURTESY

One person was on Tuesday killed on the spot and two others injured after being struck by lightning at Ndanai area in Sotik, Bomet County.

Sotik sub-county acting Police Commandant Alex Shikondi said the incident occurred following heavy downpour witnessed in the area on Monday night.

Mr. Shikondi said the deceased, 26-year-old Shadrack Kipkoech Siele, was sheltering with two students aged 16 and 14 years when lightning struck.

The injured secondary school students were rushed to the Ndanai health center where they were treated and discharged.

The body of the deceased has since been moved to the Kapkatet mortuary.

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