Family of five buried in a mudslide in Narok

Five family members died after their house was buried in a mudslide at Enenkishomi in Oloshapani, Narok South, on Monday night.

The victims aged between four and 23 years were asleep in their grass-thatched house when they were buried alive in the 1am incident.

Oleshapani chief John Seur said the area had been experiencing minor incidents of mudslide from the time the rains started.

He said the residents together with police managed to retrieve the bodies, which were taken to the Narok County Referral Hospital mortuary.

Governor Samuel Tunai promised help to the affected families.

“We are appealing to people in these areas to move to higher grounds as the government seeks ways to assist them until the rains subside,” he said.

MIGORI TRAGEDY

In Migori, a woman died after she fell and slipped into a swollen river. She had been bathing on the bank of Munyu river.

Migori county executive for environment and disaster Elijah Odhiambo asked families living on plain lands to move to higher grounds.

Meanwhile, at least 200 families have been displaced in Ahero, Kisumu County, after River Nyando burst its banks following heavy rains.

Kenya Red Cross county manager Jacob Kitiyo said the displaced had sought refuge in nearby churches and schools.

Kisumu County has set aside Sh11.2 million for construction of seven dams to harvest storm water.

COAST REGION

In Kilifi, more than 240 people have been cut off following the swelling of Milore River due to heavy rains.

And in Taita Taveta, a woman was swept away by floods in Maungu.

The 21-year-old woman had attempted to cross Kamwemba River on her way home from Maungu town on Sunday night.

In Mtepeni, Kikambala, 50 pupils and three teachers at Tunzanani Primary School were cut off due to the swelling of Kidutani River.

KIRINYAGA FLOODS

Meanwhile, the Kirinyaga county government on Tuesday distributed food, clothes, blankets and medicines to 100 families displaced by floods.

The families were displaced when the floods swept away their houses at Kariua village in Mwea last week.

Governor Joseph Ndathi said the county had set up a disaster management centre.

SOURCE: DAILY NATION