Elgeyo Marakwet: 40-year old Woman Falls from Tree and Dies while picking Mangoes

Elgeyo Marakwet: 40-year old Woman Falls from Tree and Dies while picking Mangoes

File image of a mango tree. PHOTO|COURTESY

  • Philaries Chebet reportedly went to pick mangoes in a neighboring Sepero village before the incident.
  • Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Commissioner Simon Osumba said that Chebet fell and died on the spot as efforts to save her life were futile.

A 40-year old woman has died after falling off from a tree while she was picking mangoes in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Philaries Chebet reportedly went to pick mangoes in a neighboring Sepero village before the incident.

Confirming the incident, Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Commissioner Simon Osumba said that Chebet fell and died on the spot as efforts to save her life were futile.

While speaking to residents, Osumba cautioned mango harvesters to be careful following the strong winds currently blowing in the area which may trigger such accidents.

The deceased body has since been moved to Tot Hospital Mortually awaiting postmortem.

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