At least 10 killed by flash floods in SW Kenya
18 November 2015, 21:35
Rok - More than 10 people have
died since heavy rains started pounding Narok County in southwest Kenya at the
beginning of this month.
County Commissioner Magu Mutindika said five children of the
same family died on Tuesday after they were hit by mudslides in Enakishomi area
of Narok South Sub County.
Mutindika said another two children died last week in Loita
and Kilgoris in Narok South and Transmara East respectively while trying to
cross seasonal rivers.
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The government administrator said three people also died on
Nov. 9 while crossing a seasonal river in Talek, Narok West Sub County near
Maasai Mara, bringing the number of people who have been killed by flash floods
in the region to 10.
"The seasonal rivers have now turned into death traps
because the region has suddenly been hit by heavy downpour and most of the
locals underrate such waters," Mutindika told journalists in Narok town.