One student dead in Mai Mahiu flash floods

One student died while his colleague remains in critical condition after flash floods swept five students away in Mai Mahiu area Tuesday evening.

The form two student from Governor’s high school is yet to be identified.

A second student remains in critical condition with the other three having been discharged after being treated for minor injuries.

The deceased’s body has since been recovered and taken to a nearby morgue.

The flash floods also rendered impassable the main Mai Mahiu – Nakuru highway at Karima area, 5 kilometers from Mai Mahiu town.

The raging waters cut a deep gully right through the middle of the highway, rendering road users on both sides of the deep gully unable to proceed with their journeys.

Hundreds have been stranded at the site since Tuesday night.

The only way out is to take the Naivasha- Nakuru-Kericho highway diversion, across the region in Kajiado’s Maili Tisa area, several families narrowly escaped death when raging flash flood waters from the Namanga hills came sweeping down over their homes after heavy rainfall that only landed on the hills.

Caught entirely by surprise, the over 20 families could only manage to salvage a few items and suffered the destruction of property and the loss of over 10 goats.

They have deserted their homes and relocated to Maili Tisa town fearing for the worst as rains continue to pound.

The floods have also cut off the only road to Metto village completely cutting off transport to the village of more than 10,000 residents.

The flood victims are now calling on the county government to come to their aid.

  

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