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Six cattle, numerous goats among property swept away as flood hit Naivasha

THE COUNTIES
By ANTONY GITONGA | June 8th 2015

NAIVASHA: Property worth thousands of shillings was damaged in Eburru, Naivasha following flash floods that hit the lakeside town.

During the incident, six cattle and unknown number of sheep and goats were washed away after the two hour down pour.

Several houses were damaged during the heavy rains that pounded the area adversely affecting feeder roads.

Following the heavy rains, there were fears of a disease outbreak after latrines were filled up with raw sewerage flowing to the streets.

According to one of the affected farmers James Mwai, the flash floods caught them by surprise washing away the livestock and farm produce.

Mwai noted that tens of acres of land were affected by the downpour adding that there were fears of food shortage in the coming days.

"During the downpour six cattle and goats were washed away and up to now their carcasses have not been located," he said.

The farmer blamed the incident on the terrain of the area noting that homes and tens of latrines were flooded and the area rendered impassable.

Mwai said that the sleepy village which is rich in geothermal power experienced a similar problem a fortnight ago leading to massive losses.

In the last couple of weeks, the lakeside town has experienced heavy rains leading to massive losses and damages due to clogged up drainage system.

Meanwhile, residents of the sprawling Kihito estate in Naivasha woke up to a rude shock after a man was brutally murdered and the body dumped by the roadside.

The body which had fresh stabs on the neck was found by the roadside as police moved in to investigate the suspected murder that left many in shock.

The middle aged man was allegedly seen drinking with his friends in one of the bars before the body was found lying in a pool of blood hours later.

A witness only identified as Hosea said that the man had had deep wounds in his neck thought to be inflicted by a sharp object.

"The man has earlier been seen drinking with his friends in one of the bars and no one knows what transpired before the body was recovered," he said.

A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the incident adding that the body has been collected and investigations had kicked off.

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