A senior police officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is among two people who have died after their car was swept away by floods in Kericho County.
The car was swept away at the Kipkelion trading center in Kericho County at around 8:30 PM on Friday.
According to Kipkelion Ward MCA Anthony Ruto, the officer was with a female companion when his saloon car was swept away while attempting to cross the flooded area near Mercy Girls High School to his house on the other side of the town.
Members of the public attempted to rescue the two but were overwhelmed by the strength of the water and a blackout which rendered the area completely dark.
They were forced to wait until the water subsided and the vehicle was spotted downstream.
The body of the female occupant was found in the car while that of the DCI officer was found almost 200 meters away.
The area residents assisted police officers in retrieving the bodies of the deceased which were later taken to the Kericho sub-county hospital mortuary.