Woman, 5-year-old son found dead in forest

BY PHILIP KIPSONGOK

A 39-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son were on Sunday found lying lifeless in Kapchorwa Forest in Nandi County. The two, who hail from Katiat Village in Kapchorwa, had been reported missing two weeks ago.

According to the woman’s 18-year-old daughter, Philister Chebor, the two were fleeing from Chereber after the woman’s husband threatened to kill them.

According to area chief, David Rono, the mother of six and her son got lost as they tried to navigate in the dense forest.

“The woman, who was weak due to an ailment, could not find her way through the woods. She, alongside her son, eventually died of hunger. Their intended destination was Tereno,” said the area administrator.

Police have launched an investigation into the death of the two.

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