Four People Die after Being Swept Away by Floods in Kibra

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Four people have died after they were swept away by floods while crossing Mutuine River in Kibra following heavy rains in the area.

The four who were on motorcycles are said to have been trying to cross the river from Lang’ata to Kibra slums in Nairobi County.

Confirming the incident, Kibra sub-county Commissioner Gideon Ombongi stated that one motorcycle was recovered on Friday morning.

The raging floods were caused by the heavy rainstorm that hit most of the city on Thursday night.

The commissioner stated that a joint team has been established to conduct a thorough search, claiming the bodies might have been swept to the Nairobi dam.

Mr. Ombongi warned residents to stay away from high-risk areas, stating that more rain is expected and more lives could be lost.

The river is currently swollen, obstructing movement on both sides of the Lang’ata and Kibra sub-counties.

 

 

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