Locals run for dear life as shooting stars fall
Witnesses state the shooting stars lit up the sky in a ruddy splendor before arriving in three unique spots, sending locals hurrying for security.
A nippy night was upset by a frightening sound like gunfire followed by an impact in Kombuini town, Kirinyaga County.
A shooting star dropped from the sky, tore through the top of Mary Wamburu’s home and arrived on the solid floor framing a hole, at that point divided into pieces at around 8pm on Friday.
A comparable event in the neighboring Gatuto and Kimicha regions terrified local people.
Witnesses state the shooting stars lit up the sky in a ruddy brightness before arriving in three distinct spots, sending townspeople rushing for wellbeing.
In Kimicha, a shooting star fell along the Kerugoya-Kaguma street and in Gatuto, it fell on somebody’s homestead, framing a hole.
Ms Wamburu said she was in the kitchen getting ready dinner when the shooting star fell in the primary house where her mom was.
“We heard a sound like three shots followed by a noisy crash in the house. We stayed quiet for some time, stunned and too stunned to even think about doing anything. Nobody was harmed,” she said.
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Francis Njenga said he was outside his home when he saw a splendid item drop from the sky at an astounding pace, trailed by what seemed like gunfire and an uproarious crash.
Different inhabitants said they thought the world was reaching a conclusion and began imploring.
A few townspeople secured themselves their homes while others wandered outside to scan for the items.
A Nairobi based geologist, Vickson Kihima, said the stones are shooting stars, which are flotsam and jetsam starting from the space.
“They endure their entry through the environment to arrive at the world’s surface at a fast,” he said.
He clarified that a shooting star has a combination outside layer and a streamlined shape, normal for the stones that fell in Kirinyaga.
Another master, Wachira Kibanya, likewise said the little shakes were shooting stars.
He cautioned that the pieces the townspeople gathered could be radio-dynamic or harbor microorganisms that could be negative to wellbeing.