A 24-year-old man lost his life on Saturday morning after drowning in a pool while fetching water in Konoin, Bomet County.
According to witnesses who assisted the police to retrieve the body from the 52-foot deep pool, the deceased had attempted to retrieve a rope and a bucket that had slid into the pool, tumbling and drowning in the process.
Konoin sub-county Police boss Alex Shikondi said the deceased may have been drunk when he slid into the pool as preliminary investigations indicate that the deceased had bruises on the head.
The area chief David Ngetich noted that the late may have been fetching water to go prepare illicit brew.
“We were told that the rope he was using dropped into the pool, he decided to follow it and drowned, it is unfortunate that he was having intentions to use the water to prepare illicit brew,” Ngetich said.
The body of the deceased has since been moved to Kapkatet Funeral Home awaiting postmortem examination.