Tragedy As 12-Year-Old Girl Is Electrocuted In Incident In Kasarani – Eagle News Feed

Police are investigating an incident in which a grade six pupil in Kisii was Saturday, March 18 electrocuted as she leaned on a balcony at an apartment in the Kasarani area, Nairobi.

Twelve-year-old Nelia Nyarinda Misati of Eronge Primary in Nyamira was visiting the city during the half-term period when the incident happened, police and the family said.

The family lawyer Nyambega Mose said the girl had leaned on a metal balcony without knowing it had touched a live wire.

He said they will sue over the incident adding the metal grill had touched a live wire leading to her death.

Police said they were called and informed of the incident after it had happened.

Officials from Kenya Power said they will join the probe into the incident and recommend the way forward.

Such incidents have been on the rise in the city.

There has been an increase in cases of electrocution in tandem with increased connectivity across the country.

Officials say poor wiring in customer premises contributed to 24 percent, illegal connections to 16 percent, structures and buildings near power lines to 12 percent, and deliberate acts contributed to 11 percent.

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