Baringo woman rolls to death down cliff


A 22-year old woman died after she accidentally rolled down the deep Emkorak cliff near Kabarnet town in Baringo county on Wednesday.

Vivian Cheplom, who lived at Kapkorowo, was reportedly out to collect firewood when the accident happened.

According to the star, “She was attempting to break a dry branch from a tree on the edge of the cliff when the rock she was stepping on came loose, and she rolled down,” Kewamoi assistant chief Kipchumba Kiprono said on Thursday.

Kiprono said Cheplom died on the spot, having suffered deep cuts on her head and bruises all over her body.

He said her sister in-law, a secondary school student, was holding Cheplom’s baby not far from the cliff.

“We notified the police who responded immediately and with the help of residents retrieved the body, although it was a tedious exercise,” Kiprono said.

The body was taken to Baringo County Referral Hospital mortuary.