A three year old boy drowned in a 50 litre water drum in Makueni Sub County on Tuesday as they were playing.
The incident occurred at Muiu Village Kaumoni Sub location while the mother, Faith Mwende, 23, was allegedly tilling her shamba.
According to Makueni Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD), Bosita Omukolongolo the boy was identified as Junior Muteti.
Mwende reported the incident to police after she was alerted by her five year old daughter Purity Minoo.
“The child is believed to have drowned as they played with other children in the bed seater room where the water drum was kept,” said Omukolongolo on telephone.
He said the body has been taken to Makueni Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem.