Drowning cases in Mwingi within Kitui county have risen despite residents being warned to avoid swollen rivers and practice the use of bridges.
Muthui Mulei, a resident from Mui ward in Mwingi eat sub county Yesterday(Thursday) night met his untimely death while he tried to cross swollen River Mui.
Confirming the incidence Mwingi East police boss, Paul Munene has said that process of retrieving the body is ongoing.
According to a villager,the 40-45 year old was drunk and he turned a deaf ear to cautions of not crossing the river.
Since April long rains started, more than 10 residents from larger Mwingi have lost their lives in drown related cases.