Three children drowned at a dam located inside Nyahururu Golf Club on Sunday.The dam is in the neighborhood of Maina slums in Laikipia County.
The three boys aged between 7 and 10 years, among them, twins, had reportedly gone to the golf club to have a glimpse at a helicopter that had ferried Deputy President Dr William Ruto to a funds drive at Ndaragwa Township in the neighbouring Nyandarua County.
The chopper had landed at the golf club before the DP proceeded on road to Ndaragwa Township, several kilometres from Nyahururu town. Residents said that they suspected that the twins decided to swim at the dam after failing to see the chopper. While the third boy drowned as he was trying to rescue the two.
Mr Eston Wahome, a resident said that the man-made dam had been left open by a contractor who was excavating marram to construct a road in Nyahururu.
He said that they had fruitlessly pleaded with the contractor to have the dam refiled. His sentiments were echoed by area community policing Officer Mr Macharia Kahwai who blamed the management of the club for failing to have the dam fenced and refilled.
Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi