Lightning strike kills 6 dairy cows in Bomet

Sombre mood engulfed a homestead at Ng’urwo village in Bomet County after a strong lightning strike killed 6 dairy cows on the spot.

Cornelius Matui, the owner of the dead dairy cows, said he heard a deafening sound at 6p.m. on Wednesday evening but ignored it as thunderstorms were a norm in the area following the continuous rains.

“The milkman went in the morning as usual for milking, only to report that the cows were dead, and some already mauled by dogs.” he said.

“My cows were worth 70,000 shillings each, I’m now a poor man,” added Mr. Matui.

He also stated that a similar incident had been witnessed in the area a while back, in which a neighbour lost his cattle.

Sotik OCPD Jonathan Ngala said a team of his officers with experts from veterinary department were already on the scene to compile a comprehensive report on the incident.

“We have sent our veterinary team to establish the cause of death. It could be lightning or anything else but, in the report, we need to be absolutely certain of what caused this,” said the police boss.

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