- The incident has prompted an urgent response from the rescue team, including the deployment of a rescue mission by the Kenya Red Cross in Makueni County.
In a devastating turn of events, the residents of the Mukaa area in Makueni County have experienced the loss of several lives due to heavy rains and subsequent flooding.
On Thursday night, eight individuals were tragically swept away by the forceful floodwaters while attempting to cross the Muuoni River, which had become impassable.
The incident has prompted an urgent response from the rescue team, including the deployment of a rescue mission by the Kenya Red Cross in Makueni County.
The recent torrential downpours pounding Makueni County have resulted in widespread flooding, wreaking havoc on the local communities.
The Muuoni River, which runs through the region, swelled beyond its banks and became a treacherous obstacle for those attempting to traverse its waters. According to reports, the eight victims met their unfortunate fate as they braved the flooded river at around 10 am.
The intensity of the floodwaters made crossing the Muuoni River an impossible task for many residents. Numerous individuals found themselves stranded, unable to reach their homes on the opposite side of the river.
The overwhelming force of the floods immobilized and isolated the affected community members, leaving them in a precarious situation.
In light of the tragic incident, the Kenya Red Cross swiftly mobilized a rescue team to address the urgent situation in the Mukaa area.
Evans Peter, the Makueni County coordinator for the Kenya Red Cross, confirmed that the organization has implemented a comprehensive rescue operation to prevent further loss of life.
The dedicated rescuers are working tirelessly to locate any possible survivors and ensure the safety of those at risk.