At least 48 people have been killed in Mai Mahiu following heavy flash floods that wiped out several homes in Kamuchiri Village.

This comes after a dam in Kijabe breaks its banks following heavy rains.

According to the Kenya Red Cross, 49 people are still missing while 109 people were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment.

Residents of the area said the raging water swept through their village last night killing their neighbors and destroying houses.

This comes as Mahi Mahiu-Narok Road remains closed to avert more deaths arising from floods and landslides.

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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua who visited the area urged residents to move to safe places warning that lives would still be lost if they don’t leave.

“We are urging you to abide by the government’s call to evacuate this place because we can lose live here,” Gachagua said.

He further warned motorist to remain vigilant in the road warning them not to “dare nature”.

Inspection of Dams

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has directed the county security and intelligence committee to inspect dams and water reservoirs across the country and give recommendation on evacuation of resident living close to the dams.

Kindiki further warned that Kenyans found walking floods risk areas will be arrested for the offense attempted suicide or murder.

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In Muranga County several people are feared death as floods swept a village in Gituki in Mathioya constituency.

This comes as several leaders calls upon president William Ruto to declare the ongoing floods as a national disaster.

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