Prayers to have rain in Naivasha turned into tears after a heavy downpour that left three people dead.

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The heavy downpour saw a trail of destruction including felling trees and electricity poles. The destruction on electricity poles saw wires fall on houses and three people were electrocuted.

According to residents, the incident happened Sunday night where an electric wire fell on a house and electrocuted a woman together with her toddler.

The woman was reportedly breastfeeding the baby.

Another young man was also killed in a different incident in the same town.

The Standard reported that the man was moving out of a house when he was electrocuted.

“We thought the rains were a blessing as we have suffered a lot due to the drought but we have ended up in mourning as three people have been electrocuted,” a witness told the Standard.

Naivasha Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) John Opondo confirmed the incident.

“The Easter weekend has ended on a tragic note for us as we have lost a mother and her newborn baby and a 30-year-old man who were electrocuted,” Opondo said.