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Swedish tourist, Kenyan couple perish in Kajiado floods

By Maureen Murimi, Citizen Digital

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Three people died in Kajiado County on Friday night after flash floods wreaked havoc in the region.

In the first incident, a man and his wife who were travelling in their personal car were swept away by flood waters at Kisaju area. Rescuers are still working to recover the body of the man.

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In the second incident, a Swedish tourist was swept away by raging flood waters at Kandisi area in Ongata Rongai. His body was recovered Saturday morning.

Several rivers in Kajiado County have burst their banks following heavy rainfall in the region.

Several goats and sheep were swept away by the flash floods ; houses and flower farms were also destroyed by the flooding.

The heavy rains have also affected other parts of the country with Nairobi City, parts of central Kenya and the South Rift being most affected.

According to the meteorological department, Ngong area recorded the highest rainfall of 85 millilitres.

According to the meteorological department, the rains that started about five days ago are linked to the recent El Nino phenomenon that caused major destruction and flooding across the country.

The heavy rains also caused flash floods in areas such as Kitengela and Isinya. Isinya River burst its banks causing heavy flooding along the Nairobi-Namanga highway, affecting transport along the busy highway.

According to the weatherman, the unusual February rains will last for a few more days before they subside.


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