Baby drowns after falling into bucket of water

A nine-month-old baby drowned after falling into a bucket of water as the mother did laundry in Mathare, Nairobi County.

The woman told police that she left the baby sleeping on the bed while she washed clothes outside her house on Wednesday.

She returned to the house 25 minutes later and found the baby had fallen into a 20-litre bucket of water.

“The baby was rushed to Marura nursing home but was pronounced dead on arrival,” police said.

In another incident, a man was found dead in a trench on Jogoo Road, a day after heavy rains pounded Nairobi.

The incident was reported by members of the public on Wednesday morning.

“The body was pulled out of a trench that seemed to have overflowed with water. The body had no visible injuries,” the police report said.

Police estimated the victim was aged 26 years and the body was taken to the City mortuary awaiting identification.

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