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Families ordered to vacate after mudslide

22 April 2016, 16:19 Joseph Njung’eh

Othaya - More than ten families in Witima village, Othaya, have been ordered to vacate their houses following fears of a mudslide.

Area Deputy County Commissioner, Stanley Kamande instructed the families to move to higher grounds after two houses were destructed by heavy rains.

He reported that the two families escaped death narrowly after their houses were washed away by mud and water flowing from higher parts of the area.

He said no casualties were reported during the incident.

Kamande said there are possibilities that other houses will also be washed away by the heavy rains.

He added that there were signs that the soil would continue to give way as rains continue to pounce the region.

“The soil is already weak and once it rains again there is certainly going to be another landslide, probably even bigger,” he stated.

He also said that government will relocate local residents living in sloppy areas to avoid any disaster including loss of life and property.

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