Four die in Kitui after car swept away by raging floods


Four people drowned on Wednesday when the vehicle they were traveling in was swept away by raging floods at Mutindi River in Matinyani, Kitui County.
Kitui County Police Commander Lydia Ligami said three bodies were retrieved while one is still trapped inside the vehicle.
Ligami said police had a difficult time accessing the scene, saying the river was swollen.
According to the police, one survivor managed to swim to safety during the incident.
“Multi-agency recovery efforts led by Kitui County Disaster Team are underway to retrieve the remaining body,” said Ligami.
The government has cautioned people of possible flooding and displacement as a result of the rains.


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