One dead following heavy rains in Kisumu
One person has been reported dead after being swept by raging waters following heavy downpour in Kisumu County on Saturday evening.
According to residents of Kotetni village in Kisumu West Sub-county, the body of the deceased was found stuck in mud on Sunday morning.
The body has since been retrieved and moved to the mortuary as further investigations continue.
Meanwhile, in Nyakach Sub-county, a family at Obugi Nam village escaped death narrowly after a huge tree fell on their house destroying it completely.
According to Kabodho West location chief Kennedy Omondi, the house belongs to area village elder Joshua Oriema whose family managed to escape unhurt but are now homeless.
Chief Omondi added that he has received over 15 reports of destruction of farms and homes following the downpour.
He noted that they are compiling a list of those affected to share with Kenya Red Cross to seek help for the affected.
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