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Four people killed in Kibra after they were swept away by floods following heavy rains

Four people have lost their lives after they were swept away by floods while crossing Mutuine River in Kibra following heavy rains in Kibra, Nairobi County.

Sources have revealed that the four who were on motorcycles were swept away by floods while trying to cross the swollen river from Lang’ata to Kibra slums in Nairobi County.

While confirming the incidence, the Kibra sub-county Commissioner Gideon Ombongi revealed that one motorcycle was retrieved on Friday, May 14, 2021.

The raging floods were occasioned by the heavy downpour that has hit most parts of the Nairobi city.

The commissioner said a joint team has been mobilized to initiate a thorough search saying the bodies might have been swept to Nairobi dam.

A big number of Kibra residents have constructed their houses and live inches to the said river.

Mr. Ombongi warned the locals to move away from areas of danger saying more rain is expected and more lives could be lost otherwise.

The river is presently swollen and hampering movement from both sides of the Lang’ata and Kibra sub-counties.

This is after Hundreds of families have been displaced following flash floods as long rains continue to pound most parts of the country.

Most homes in Kolwa East in Kisumu County have been flooded since Monday, forcing families to relocate to higher ground in fear of the worsening situation.

According to Kolwa East MCA Steve Owiti, schools such as Orongo, Nyaimbo, Bungu, Obino, Anywang, Masawa, St Francis Nyamonge, Buoye, Nyatege and others have been marooned.

He said the County government has contacted the Kenya Red Cross to assess the situation and intervene through distribution of food and non-food items.

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