Kabarak University Graduate Drowns to Death While Taking Selfies

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A 24-year-old Kabarak University student, Elvis Keter on Friday last week drowned to death as he took selfies and photos along the banks of River Molo with three other friends.

The body of the graduate who lost his life on December 29, while taking selfies with his friends in Molo river, Nakuru county was retrieved three days after the incident.

Elvis Korir drowned in the river while taking a picture during a photo session with his friends. Together with friends, Elvis had visited the river. Known for its cascading waterfall, the most beautiful scenes for a photo session soon turned into a scene of death.

According to one of his friends, it is while at the river that Elvis ordered his friends to move to the highest point of the river where they could take pictures capturing the river as the background, at this point Elvis requested one of his female friends to take him a picture, before the lady could even take an action, Elvis slipped and fell into the river.

The body of Elvis was retrieved after divers from Bomet County joined their counterparts from Nakuru County in the search operation. Speaking at the scene of the incident, Nakuru County Woman Representative Hon. Liza Chelule asked the county government to train more divers on life-saving skills as such cases are now on the rise. The deceased had just secured his first job after school at HACO limited and he was expected to report on January 4, 2018.

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