Shock as two Class Eight candidates drown in Theta Dam, Kiambu County
A search operation is underway after two class eight candidates drowned in Theta Dam in Kiambu County during a school trip.
The pupils from Comejuu Premier Academy Primary School in Komothai, Githunguri, were on an excursion after their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination rehearsals on Friday.
Headteacher David Paul Kang'ethe said sixty pupils, drawn from class eight and grade six went for an excursion to Kinare forest.
The two boys, aged 14, were to write their national exams starting Monday 28th November 2022.
Officers from Kiganjo police station are working jointly with their counterparts from Mindoro police post and detectives from Gatundu in the search operation.
"The operation kicked off after the boys slipped into Theta Dam at around 4:30 pm on Friday," police said.
The search mission has resumed this morning.
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