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130 households submerged in water at Thiguku village

A  total of 130 households have been displaced after their houses were washed away following heavy rains at Thiguku  village, Kirinyaga West Sub-County.

Heavy  rains  which pounded the area on Tuesday night left the village flooded making the area inhabitable.

The  affected  families  said their children were unable to go to school  on Wednesday after their uniforms and books were soaked  by the flood water.

Patrick  Mwaniki  one of the affected family members said he lost some of his domestic animals which were unable to get out  of the deep waters.

“I had  my two zero grazing cows and a dairy goat which could not be saved from their flooded sheds as the rains continued  the whole night only to find the dead animals floating dead”, he said.

The  families have also appealed to the Kenya Red Cross Society to send them tents which they can use for alternative  accommodation at a nearby open public ground.

“Yes, some of our neighbors can accommodate us for a day or two but we need to organize ourselves so that we do not  cause any inconveniences to the host families,” Mwaniki  said.

During last year’s heavy rains the same calamity befell the residents who had to move to the open ground and lived in  the tents for over six months.

Over  130  villagers  from Thiguku village at  Baricho left homeless after their houses were submerged following a heavy down pour experienced in the area yesterday night

By  Irungu  Mwangi

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