Tragedy struck at Lugari in Kakamega County after a 74-year-old woman was found dead inside a family borehole.
The daughter, Ruth Mulongo, of the deceased disclosed that her mother had excused herself for a short call but was alarmed when she took time to return.
Maturu Assistant chief Festus Mukechi said; “The daughter became worried after the mother took too long to return, and when she checked on her, she heard the deceased screaming inside the well,” said the chief.
Neighbours and villagers tried to rescue her but lack of equipment to access the deep borehole made it impossible.
According to Mukechi, it is police officers from Matete who managed to retrieve the body after they arrived at the scene of the accident later on.
The body was later taken to Chebaiywa Mortuary in the neighbouring Uasin Gishu County.
Officers are now investigating the incident to establish how the granny fell into the borehole.
Some villagers are claiming that the granny might have killed herself following family rows over land ownership.