The Star (Nairobi)

8 January 2013

Kenya: School Girl Killed By Crocodile in Kiambere

A 12-year-old girl was killed by a crocodile on Sunday died on Sundayat Kiambere hydro-electricity power dam while fetching water.The girl was reportedly in the company of other four girls.

The girls from Karura Village were on holiday. Witnesses said said the crocodile grabbed the girl and threw her into the water and disappeared with her.

The other girls screamed for help and villagers rushed to the scene. A hunt was conducted using boats. Her body was recovered at around 10am.

Mbeere South Police boss Bernstein Shari said the body was recovered floating on the dam yesterday. He said he would disclose the details of the incident after investigations.

"The body of the girl has been recovered and I am going there personally with my officers. Let me give you further details on arrival at the scene," said Shari while speaking on the phone.

Several people have been killed by crocodiles in the Seven Fork hydro dam as they fetch for water. Recently, a 22-year-old pregnant woman was killed by a crocodile at the dam.

The residents of Mutitu in Mbeere North watched helplessly as Angelina Njoki struggled in vain to release herself from the tight grip of a crocodile on August 16 last year.

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