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Toiwon Dam Baringo North Subcounty . The are chief said so far 8 people have died in the dam

A 26 year old man was on Wednesday found dead in Toiwon Dam Baringo North Subcounty after allegedly drowning himself following what is believed to be mental illness. While confirming the incident, Kaptere Sub Location sub Chief Willy Ruto said the deceased disappeared from the village on Monday only for his lifeless body to be found floating in the dam on Wednesday. Ruto has urged the youth to seek guidance and counseling when undergoing stress rather than deciding to take their own lives. He urged the county government to fence the dam off saying it has killed 8 people so far.

Isaac Kibet, a resident also wants old people and the clergy from the area to cleanse the dam.

Peter Chebii a youth from the area and other residents warned that if the government doesn’t fence the dam they will demolish the dam in order to avert more deaths.

Baringo county government officers could not be reached for comment.

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