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More deaths as rains leave trail of destructions

As seven-year old girl died while her 10 yearold brother was rushed to kilungu sub-county Hospital after their house were hit by mudslides.

According to sources,the mudslides were characterised by heavy debbris drifts and mudflows from top hills inKyatuku village in kilungu Ward.

Kilungu su-bcounty Police County Kipkulei Kipkemboi confirmed the incident.

“Yes,we had a girl killed, and another child rushed to hospital for treatment,”he said.

On Saturday, the same mountainous region was pounded by heavy downpour region was landslides and killed two people after their houses were covered with mud.

According to the area MCA,Patrick mbevi,more than 20 families are in dire need of humantarian assistance in the area that gets affected every year.

The area is prone to such distance.in instances is where in 2018, River Muuoni left 30 families stranded after its burst banks leaving several homes covered with mud.

The catastrophic floods have swept animals in low lying villages in kola area where the feeder roads disconnecting several villages have been cut. 

In the hilly Mbooni region, last week wednesday, a lady and a Boda Boda operator died after their motorcycle was swept away while they were crossing River Mutituni, in Kithungo.

Despite the public launching body of the  man is yet to be retrieve.

“So far we have been able to get one body, that of the woman”said Mbooni West Police Commander Agnes Ojomong.

The woman was laid to rest on  Saturday.

Still, in Mbooni, the same fate be fell a matatu driver operating along Nairobi-Machakos-Mbooni route, who died after the vehicle was swept as he tried to cross flooded River Kalingile.

Makueni Red Cross coordinator Robert Muli told the Standard that there were several households affected and the stuation was getting worse with more people likely to be rendered homeless.

“An assesment is being done but i can confirm there are several households affected with the stuation getting worse as the rains continue to pour”Mr.Muli said.

He established that there were families that had been evacuated to safer grounds in school in Kaiti sub-county.

In the latet statistics, authority have confirmed nine people have died in a spans of two weeks from flood-related incidents in Makueni county.

Mr.Muli said non-food items such as mosquito nets, tents and bedding will be distributed when the assessment is complited in affected villages.

Mean while, in Kilome Constituecy, one person drowned after committing suicide by jumping into Katilini Dam.

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