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One killed in flash floods

A 13 year old boy lost his life after he was swept by flash floods at his home at Isididet area in Narok South Sub County Tuesday night.
Narok South Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Felix Kisaru confirmed the incident saying the boy was a class seven pupil in Isididet Primary school and was trying to cross the flooded seasonal river before he was swept away.
Kisaru lamented that incidents of losing lives and property through floods were on the increase in the county, while calling on every person to be vigilant as the long rain season continues.
“All the rivers are now full to capacity and if people are careless, it means they could easily be carried away by the raging waters,” he noted.
The Deputy County Commissioner recalled that last week another young boy lost his life while four others were left nursing injuries at Olololunga area after their house was submerged in mudslide.
“It is too painful to loose lives because of our carelessness and that is why I plead with all of you to avoid areas prone to mudslides or floods during this season of heavy downpour. Narok South Sub County is experiencing more rains than many other area,” said Kisaru.
He said they are working with Red Cross Society to give relief foods to affected families, and appealed to other well-wishers to donate foodstuffs and beddings to families that have relocated from their homes because of floods.
Narok South Sub County that hosts part of Maasai Mau Forest is prone to floods and mudslide that often cause deaths and destroy property when they occur.
In the year 2018, two children aged five and seven years lost their lives, while their parents injured after their house was submerged in a mudslide at Ol-shapani area in Narok South Sub County.
By Ann Salaton

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