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President Ruto to visit survivors of Mai Mahiu tragedy


President William Ruto is expected to visit the survivors of the Mai Mahiu flash floods tragedy who are camping at Ngeya Secondary School.

The President’s visit follows after chairing a Cabinet meeting Tuesday morning at State House, Nairobi, to discuss the flood situation in the country.

In Mai Mahiu, where the Head of State is set to visit, over 50 people have been confirmed dead after flash floods swept out several homes in Kamuchiri  Village on Monday.

The search and rescue operations for victims in the tragedy entered the second day with 76 people reported missing.

Kenya Red Cross has set up a desk at a local school to help families find lost loved ones. So far 110 people have been rescued.

According to residents, at least 16 homes were swept away in the area.

Approximately 250 people are being hosted at Ngeya Girls Secondary School, where they have been provided with essential items, courtesy of the National and County Government of Nakuru and partners.

“The Kenya Red Cross continues its search, rescue, and retrieval efforts, along with providing psychosocial support services to the affected families,” said the humanitarian organisation.

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