Student drowns in Flash floods

One student died, while scores of others are unaccounted for, after flash floods hit Mai Mahiu area of Naivasha, following heavy rains that pounded the area, recently.

Hundreds of travelers and motorists were forced to spend the night in the cold, after a fault line developed on a section of the road, last night.

The road section near Karima trading centre, in Mai Mahiu was destroyed and cut off, following the downpour that had been witnessed in the area for the last couple of days.

Police in the area were forced to temporarily close the road and divert motorist heading to Western Kenya, and use the Naivasha-Nakuru route.

Two survivors of the floods, who are students at Governors Secondary school are recuperating at the Naivasha referral hospital, where they were rushed by fellow students, after they were rescued from the floods.

The Area Chief, Zachariah Igeria, told the press that the heavy rains started at midday on Wednesday afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction in farms and homes.

He said that flash floods first swept through the secondary school, drowning away the two male students, who were on their way home, adding that one of the bodies has since been recovered, while the fate of other remains unknown.

At the scene, tens of passengers were stranded on both sides of the road, while workers from SGR, moved in to help address the matter.

Source: Kenya News Agency