Over 50 families displaced by flash floods in Ngoingwa estate

Written By: Caroline Kamau

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Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa urged all affected counties to ensure residents move to higher ground to avert further loss of life.

Over 50 families of Ngoingwa estate on the outskirts of Thika town, Kiambu County, are counting losses after they were displaced by flash floods.

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The residents had to vacate their prestigious homes after flood waters waded into their residences carrying along snakes and  dangerous insects.

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Some tried to salvage what they could, by transporting perishable foods to their neighbors  residences.

Most of the  families around Ngoingwa 7th Avenue kept vigil as they attempted to sweep out torrents of water that had waded into their houses.

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They are attributing the flooding to poor drainage system.

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The residents are now worried there could be an outbreak of water borne diseases, calling on  the county government of Kiambu to move with speed to arrest the situation.

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They say the water levels have risen to dangerous levels in their homes, and are afraid  that electrical wires may get submerged in the water.

Predictions by the weather man indicate that up to  22 counties across  the country will continue to receive heavy  rainfall.

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