The body of a 39-year-old woman who drowned in the world-famous Thomson Falls in Nyahururu town while taking pictures two weeks ago has finally been retrieved.
Jemima Oresha’s body was retrieved on Wednesday evening by villagers and rescuers.
The mother of three was standing on a stone near River Ewaso Narok which is located at the bottom of the falls as her brother was taking her picture when she slipped, drowned and died.
According to Nyahururu Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner, Patrick Muli, the body was spotted by residents downstream the river some five kilometres from the falls.
He said that the body was sighted by villagers living at Rwathia area on the banks of the river who later informed police and rescuers.
He said that a team comprising KWS officers, police, county emergency team and Red Cross officials has been combing the gorge along the River, covering up to over 10 kilometres in search of the body.
The DCC noted that the terrain has been a major challenge to the search team as no one could dare dive into the river due to heavy volume and speed of unclear water in the River coupled with huge rocks dotting the river but finally the body has been found.
The DCC has since appealed to residents to be cautious while at the site and also while crossing other swollen rivers in the region.
The victim had travelled to Nyahururu from Kitale in Trans-Nzoia County to visit some of her relatives who live in Nyahururu and insisted on catching a glimpse of the famous Thomson falls tourist attraction site before travelling back home.
Her relatives both from Nyahururu and Trans-Nzoia had been camping at the area since the search for his body started.
The body is lying at the Nyahururu County Referral hospital mortuary.
By Nyandarua KNA