Three killed as heavy rain, flooding hit Kitui, Rift Valley

Wednesday March 14 2018

Taita Taveta County

Houses submerged in water at in Taveta, Taita Taveta County. Heavy rains have been pounding various parts of the country. PHOTO | LUCY MKANYIKA | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

By BONIFACE MWANIKI
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Three people have died in floods as heavy rains continue to pound various parts of the country.

A woman and a nursery school boy drowned on Tuesday evening at Ilenye River in Kitui County.

Mwingi police boss John Nyamu that the bodies of the woman, 45, and the boy, 6, were discovered at different section of the river. 

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Following the incident, Mr Nyamu warned residents against crossing flooded rivers.

“Parents and teachers should not allow children to go to school or home unaccompanied,”  the police boss said.

Bodies of the two were taken to Mwingi Level 4 Hospital Mortuary.

Meanwhile, in Longonot, floodwaters on Tuesday evening swept away a student as she walked home on Maai Mahiu-Narok road.

According to Maai Mahiu Location Chief Zacharia Igeria, the student was over-powered by the raging waters a few metres from the school.

Her parents waited for her in vain and her body was found in a ditch on Wednesday morning.