• The girl was playing hide and seek game in the house when she accidentally fell off the open window.
A 12-year-old girl died after she fell off the ninth floor of a building in the Kilimani area, Nairobi.
The minor was Sunday, March 19, afternoon playing with her siblings when she suddenly fell off an open window and landed on the ground floor.
Police said she died on the spot and that the incident happened at Silver Harbour Apartment along Kindaruma Road.
The girl was playing hide and seek game in the house when she accidentally fell off the open window.
An ambulance was called to the scene and officials declared her dead at the scene.
The body was moved to the mortuary pending further probe.
Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei termed the incident tragic and urged parents to be cautious of their children.
Elsewhere, police are investigating an incident in which a 55-year-old man was electrocuted at a borehole in Muranga county.
The body of Boniface Wainaina was discovered in the 15 feet borehole as he tried to pump water from there.
Police said the incident happened in Kahain village and that the victim was a casual labourer.
According to the police, the deceased was holding an electric wire that he was trying to use to pump the water from the borehole.
The body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy.
Cases of electrocution have been on the rise in the past months. Police said they receive up to five cases a week in the country.
Officials say poor wiring in customer premises contributed to 24 per cent, illegal connections 16 per cent, structures and buildings near power lines 12 per cent and deliberate acts contributed 11 per cent.
The ten most affected counties are Nakuru, Nairobi Makueni, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Nyamira, Migori and Kiambu.