Residents of Kaptokoi village, Kaptanya Sub County in Kapchorwa District have been left in shock after a stone hit and killed three family members inside their house.
One family member was seriously injured in the Friday night accident and is currently admitted to Kapchorwa Hospital in critical condition.
It’s reported that the deceased were seated in the house which was crushed by the huge stone. They died after losing a lot of blood.
Sipi Region Police Spokesperson, Mr Rogers Taitika identified the victims as Alice Chemtai, 50, her sons Joel Chebet, 13 and Johnson Musani, 3. The injured was identified as Brenda Chebet, 18.
“A Mother and her two children were yesterday killed by a huge stone which buried them in the kitchen. The accident happened when the mother with her two children were preparing supper,” said Mr Taitika.
He said the huge stone rolled down the valley as a result of the current heavy down pour that loosened the soil on which it was sitting.
According to Police, two goats which were inside the house also died on spot.
“We have retrieved the three bodies waiting for Post mortem report. After the post-mortem, we shall handover the bodies to relatives for burial,” he added.
He advised residents of Sebei region living near steep slopes to vacate the areas as soon as possible during this torrential rainfall.