10 missing in Naivasha after dam spills over
By Antony Gitonga | May 1st 2020
There were fears that the main bridge connecting Naivasha and Gilgil towns could be submerged by the gushing waters.
Residents of the nearby KCC village in Naivasha had to move after their houses were flooded.
In the same year, Nakuru and Narok counties issued warning to residents living in flood prone areas to move to safer ground.
Naivasha disaster management committee issued alerts for deadly cracks and flooding across the county.
The committee said the areas were prone to flooding following the rains pounding the lakeside town.As a result, the government put residents on high alert and activated the disaster management committee as the rains intensified.
One child died in Maraigushu after falling into a flooded pan while several farms were flooded.
The Kenya Red Cross Society at the time said it had also activated its rescue team on the ground and was keenly monitoring the situation.
John Mwikabe the county coordinator at the time said they had over 18,000 volunteers in all the sub-counties who were ready to act in case of any incident.
In Narok, Governor Samuel Tunai while condoling with his West Pokot counterpart John Lonyangapuo over the loss of lives during mudslides, issued a warning to those living in flash flood-prone areas to move to safety.
The governor said the county disaster management team was on high alert to respond to any emerging flood incident in the town.
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