Heavy rain destroys property in Kericho, Samburu counties


Heavy rain destroys property in Kericho, Samburu counties

Property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed on Monday at Ketitui Primary and Secondary Schools in Ainamoi, Kericho County following heavy rainfall that pounded the area.

According to the school’s head teacher, Daniel Cheruiyot, the wind blew away classroom roofs and destroyed property estimated to be worth over Sh800,000.

“The wind blew away the roof tops of two nursery school classrooms and a hall for the secondary school section, luckily no one was injured because the school is closed for the April holiday,” he said.

Cheruiyot further appealed to well wishers to assist in re-building the school before the next term begins.

Ainamoi MP Benjamin Langat visited the school and promised to allocate more funds through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to help re-build the school.

Meanwhile, property of an unknown value was on Monday destroyed in Suguta Valley, Samburu County following heavy downpour, accompanied by strong winds that hit the area.

The strong winds destroyed the rooftops of public facilities, including Kagume Primary School and blew away 14 solar panels.

William Logiron, the head teacher of the school, added that the school had also lost text books that were destroyed by the rain.

Among the worst affected areas include Kamuge, Napeitom, Ngulukya, Nadome and Lomelo.

This comes just one week after residents of Kinondo, Kwale County were rendered homeless following heavy rains that hit the area.

Confirming the incident, area chief Ali Riga said the rains and strong winds, which have been experienced in the area for days, swept property and destroyed vegetation in the area.

Residents of the village have been advised to move to higher grounds.

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