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Daily Nation : February 18th 2014
22 | County News KAKAMEGA | Bodies retrieved after hours of searching Three brothers drown in swimming outing 17-year-old dies while attempting to rescue his younger siblings BY JOHN SHILITSA firstname.lastname@example.org AND BY FATMA MZEE email@example.com turned tragic. The teenagers from A Khwisero constituency drowned in River Yala on Sunday. They are said to have left their home at Ebushirika Village in the morning after everybody else had gone to church. Kisa East senior chief Wal- ter Obuchere said 17-year-old Walter Musiomi drowned as he attempted to rescue his siblings, Clinton Oluyali, 14, and Joseph Makotsi, 13. It took villagers several hours to search for and retrieve the bodies from the Fortunately, we had experienced divers who assisted in retrieving the bodies,” ‘‘ Kisa East senior chief Walter Obuchere TENDER NO. GDC/HQS/OT/052/20132014 GDC/HQS/OT/053/20132014 family is mourning three brothers after a swimming outing water. “Fortunately, we had experienced divers who assisted in retrieving the bodies,” said Mr Obuchere. The family, which requested to bury the bodies without postmortem examinations, was expected to appear in a Butere court yesterday to 13 swear an affidavit and be allowed to start burial arrangements. Residents said this was not the first time for such an incident to take place in the area. “Three people, including a woman with a child tied on her back, drowned in the same river several years ago and to date their bodies have not been found,” said Mr Obuchere. Several others have commit- Age of the youngest brother who drowned ted suicide in the river. Elsewhere, a middle-aged woman died after she was attacked by a crocodile on Sunday evening. The incident happened at Kijiji cha Wazee in Tana River County. A villager, Mr Salim Godana, said the woman was fetching water from River Tana when the crocodile attacked her. “We were seated on the banks when we saw some clothes in the centre of the river. We approached them using our vessel, only to find a human being,” said Mr Godana. The woman was bitten on the stomach and one of her legs was cut off. TENDER NOTICE The Geothermal Development Company Ltd (GDC) invites sealed tenders from eligible candidates for supply of the following: TENDER DESCRIPTION TENDER SECURITY CLOSING DATE Tender for Supply of 3.3Kv Electric Motors Tender for Supply of Water Well Drilling Materials & Tools 2% of tender sum 05/03/14 at 2.00pm (1400HRS) 2% of tender sum 06/03/14 at 2.00pm (1400HRS) Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the tender document from the office of Manager, Supply Chain at Riverside Office, along Riverside Drive between 9.00am and 4.00pm during week days. A complete set of the tender document may be obtained by interested firms upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Kshs.1000 payable to our accounts office in cash or by banker’s cheque. The documents can also be viewed and downloaded from the website www.gdc.co.ke free of charge. Bidders who download the tender document from the website must forward their particulars immediately for records and any further tender clarifications and addenda. The completed tenders in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked with Tender No. and Tender reference name; shall be addressed to: The Managing Director & CEO, Geothermal Development Company P. O Box 100746-00101 NAIROBI, KENYA and deposited in the tender box at the GDC Riverside Office 2nd Floor located along Riverside Drive, on or before the dates specified above. Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the tenderers’ or their representatives who choose to attend at GDC Riverside Board Room. Late tenders will not be accepted. MANAGER, SUPPLY CHAIN JARED NYATAYA | NATION Mr David Dokosi shows a healthy maize crop at his farm in the semi-arid Ortum area in West Pokot County at the weekend. He draws water by gravity from River Sokou. FOOD SECURITY | Irrigation magic DAILY NATION Tuesday February 18, 2014 NAKURU Man in the dock over cleric’s death BY NATION CORRESPONDENT A man accused of killing a pastor for telling his wife to leave him has been charged with murder. But Mr Elijah Karuri Ndibaru was not required to take a plea after Nakuru judge Roselyn Wendoh ordered that he be taken to Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital for a mental check. The court heard that Mr Karuri reportedly ambushed Pastor Peter Waweru Muchiri on a footpath and confronted him for interfering with his marriage, saying his wife left after the pastor advised her to leave the matrimonial home because her husband was mentally sick. Brother’s attack He is charged with killing the Kenya Assemblies of God Church pastor at Dri village in Maela, Naivasha sub-county, on February 14. When he appeared in court yester- day, Mr Karuri was heavily bandaged on his right eye. He told the judge that he was injured by the pastor’s brother. Lady Justice Wendoh ordered that he be taken for further treatment. The suspect was remanded at Nakuru prison until Monday when he will be required to answer to the charges.
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