Flood Updates: Six killed, hundreds displaced as El Nino strikes

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Residents of Mwihoko ward in Ruiru constituency had to seek for an alternative place to spend the night on Wednesday after their belongings were swept away by floods.

The heavy downpour left the area flooded after the river banks broke leading to destruction of crops and the death of cattle.

The residents have expressed their disappointments with the national and the county governments for failing not manage the situation using the funds that they had set aside to curb the effects of El Nino.

This comes days after five members of the same family were on Monday 16th November 2015 buried alive after mudslides stroke Enakishomi village in Narok County.

The tragedy happened at around midnight when the five were asleep in the family’s hut.

Narok County Commissioner Justus Musau confirmed the incident saying the heavy rainfall experienced in the region had led to the mudslides.

Elsewhere, an eight year old child was found dead in Kakamega on Wednesday morning after he drowned when waster from river Emarila swept the area.

The class one pupil from Emusala Primary School is said to have been playing with his colleagues when the incident occurred.

According to the deputy chief of Indangalasia area Justus Mukoshi who confirmed the incident, the pupil disappeared on Tuesday when the heavy rains started pouring in the region.

Frantic efforts of searching for the pupil were unsuccessful. The boy’s body was found floating on the river on Thursday.

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