Two Girls Drown In Hotel Swimming Pool
Two children in Loitoktok, Kajiado County died by drowning in a hotel swimming pool while out to celebrate the new year.
The two minors, who were nine and ten, had on Sunday gathered with other kids to ring in the new year at the hotel.
The swimming pool was completely full when the tragedy occurred and most parents took their children away from the swimming pool after the drowning incident.
The two girls were pulled out of the water and sent to Kimana Health Centre and Loitokitok Sub County Hospital where they passed away.
Shadrach Ruto, the commander of the Loitoktok Police, confirmed that inquiries into the event have begun.
"It’s painful that two minors died, we are seeking to unravel what happened. We want to know if the minors were accompanied by a qualified swimming instructor by the time of the incident,” he said.
Police in the county are looking into the incident and the hotel staff has been contacted by the police to record statements on the incident.
He advised parents not to leave their kids unsupervised in places of entertainment.
"Let parents keep an eye on their children when they take them to entertainment joints. It is unfortunate that most parents have become too busy for their children," he said.
The bodies of the girls are being preserved at the Loitokitok Sub-County Hospital mortuary.