Two children, aged three and four years old, drowned while swimming in a pond in Bargoni, Lamu County.
“We are pained by what has happened and action needs to be taken,” Hussein Babitu, the father of the children said.
Residents faulted a contractor who is building a road in the area for the incident, saying the workers left trenches.
“The trenches are a hazard to both children and adults. We are not against progress and projects, but it is not right for contractors to leave dangerous trenches as they construct,” Diza Doza, a resident, said.
Another resident urged the government to take action against the contractors.
“We are distressed about what has happened and want quick action taken,” Hassan Chonde, a resident, said.
Another resident said there were about 10 trenches left during construction.