Two killed as rains continue to wreak havoc countrywide


Two killed as rains continue to wreak havoc countrywide

A sombre mood has engulfed Ruiru village in Ndia Constituency, Kirinyaga County after a 6-year-old girl died as a result of heavy rains pounding the region.

According to relatives, the child died after a wall caved in at their house while she was asleep.

In Busia County, police are investigating a case where a woman lost her life after she was swept away by raging waters.

It is alleged the woman was drunk and may have been swept  away following the heavy down pour.

Elsewhere, at least 100 families in Thiguku village, Ndia Kirinyaga County were left homeless after a five-hour downpour on last night.

According to area resident Damaris Nguru, the village has been flooding whenever it rains.

Nguru said that for the last few nights, the heavy down pour left most of the houses submerged.

The Kenya Meteorological Department has since issued a heavy rain advisory but only for the Coastal region.

A statement from the weatherman on Tuesday said more than 30mm of rain is expected from Wednesday, May 8 to Friday May 10 with increase intensity from May 11-12.

“The rains are likely to be accompanied by strong winds and may cause flooding in low laying areas near the coastline,” the statement reads.

In Nairobi and other parts of Central Kenya however, the Met forecast indicated that there will be light showers over a few places from May 8-12.

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