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Heavy Rains Claim Four Lives in Makueni

Four people have died in Makueni in separate incidents following heavy down pour that pounded the county on Friday night.

In the first incident two people died when the houses they were sleeping in collapsed following a landslide in Kilungu sub county.

The two were identified as Jonnes Kioko,24, from Kikoko village and Richard David,40, from Kyalwe village.

Elsewhere a 30 -year -old man drowned while trying to cross a flooded river in Mutithini village on Saturday in Mbooni East sub county.

Nicholas Muthama was washed away by the raging waters at Kaatani river.

Police suspect the deceased was drunk when he tried crossing the river.

In the same area, a 15- year -old boy also drowned when he tried crossing Kwasiowa river.

The teenager was swept away by the flooding waters on Saturday.

County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed confirmed the incidents to KNA on phone.

Maalim also said toilets of several schools in Kilungu sunk following the heavy rains.

According to Red Cross 30 households in Kilungu are at risks of landslides.

He cautioned residents living in areas prone to floods and landslides to move to higher grounds to avert more casualties during the rainy season.

The county commissioner also directed deputy county commissioners across the county to establish disaster management committees to help affected residents.

The number of those that have died due to floods in Makueni currently stands at Seven.

Three people drowned last week in Mbooni East sub county.

By Roselyne Kavoo



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