Death tally due to floods in Kitui hits 46


In Kitui county , 46 people are reported to have lost lives following the heavy rains and floods being  experienced in the county since early March 2018.

Speaking to journalists at his office in Kitui town, the kitui county Administration Police commandant Benson wasike confirmed the disheartening report.

Wasike said that,three quarters of this number lost lives by drowning in the floods as they attempted to cross rivers,citing that they fear more loss of lives as the rain continues and floods continue to be hazardous.

He said the disaster management officers of kitui county government together with those of Red Cross, are still searching for the body of a boy who was swept away by River Enziu 3weeks ago. Four people who also went down in Enziu were recently found together with the probox they went down in.

Wasike also confirmed that the lorry which had been swept away by River Enziu last month had also been retrieved.

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