Two Children die in a mudslide

Two children aged five and seven years died and their parents injured after their house was submerged in a mudslide in Esongoroi village in Ol-shapani area in Narok South Saturday evening.

The landslide was as a result of heavy rains which pounded the area Friday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Confirming the incident, Narok South OCPD Mr. Anthony Shimoli said the heavy downpour which started around 5:00pm caused a mudslide which submerged the homestead of Mr. Bernard Kipngereche killing his two children.

Kipngereche and his wife were seriously injured but rescued from the mudslide by well-wishers and are fighting for their lives at Longisa Sub-county hospital in Bomet County.

The bodies have been moved to Longisa Sub-county hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and further investigations into the incident.

Some families have been left homeless in region after their houses were destroyed by the flash

Shimoli has called on the residents to be cautious especially this time when heavy rains are pondering the region.

I appeal to residents to relocate to high places until the rains subside. This way, we will be able to curb deaths. The ongoing rains have made most parts of the area inhabitable. People living in low lands should move out, he advised.

Meteorology department has predicted a heavy downpour in some parts of the country this weekend. Heavy floods have in the past two weeks destroyed the Narok-Maai-Mahiu road at Karima area in Naivasha sub-county, taking away the life of a schoolgirl and cutting off communication to Western Kenya and upper Nyanza.

That part of the road has now been repaired and is now being used by vehicles plying the highway to Nairobi and Western Kenya.

Source: Kenya News Agency