Two killed, several families displaced after Makueni landslide


Two killed, several families displaced after Makueni landslide

Two people were killed and several families displaced after a Makueni landslide in Kilungu area.

Makueni Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan confirmed the incident but did not divulge more details.

According to Kilungu Ward MCA Patrick Mbevi, over 20 families have been affected.

In April last year, over 30 families were marooned following mudslides after River Muuoni burst its banks.

Kikuu River in Nzaui sub-county also burst its banks and paralyzed transport along the Wote-Makindu Road.

Motorists were stuck on both sides of the road at Kiangini Bridge for several hours.

Those approaching that section have been urged to use alternative routes.

During that time, five families were also left homeless after Muoni River also burst its banks and flooded their houses in Wolwa location.

Some people were forced to climb trees to save themselves.

Mbevi had pleaded with the government and humanitarian agencies to provide urgent assistance.

A month later, the Kenya Red Cross made an emergency appeal for Ksh. 500million to support families affected by the floods.

A report from the humanitarian agency had revealed that over 100 people were killed following flash floods across the country that year.

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