4 dead after flood waters sweep away their vehicle

Floods claim lives

Vehicle swept away by floods

Four people perished after raging waters of a flooded river swept away their vehicle.

Reports intimated that the 4 were travelling in a double cab pick-up at Matinyani area in Kitui.

So far only three bodies have been retrieved with efforts being put to recover the fourth body.

The Meteorological Department alerted Kenyans to be on the lookout for flash floods in various regions around the country.

Flash floods

According to the Met department, large parts of Central Kenya and the North Rift could be hit by flash floods and mudslides following the return of heavy rains.

The weatherman has warned that Nairobi, Central Kenya and Coastal counties will experience heavy rainfall of more than 20mm beginning Wednesday, October 16, at 6am.

In Western Kenya, the intensity of the rainfall is expected to hit at least 40mm.

Counties to be affected

Beginning Thursday, October 17, to Sunday, October 20 at 9pm North-Eastern and South-Eastern regions will also experience heavy rainfall.

Counties that the Met department says will receive heavy rainfall include; Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka-Nithi, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Taita-Taveta and Busia.

Others are; Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru, Narok, Migori, Nandi, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Vihiga, Bungoma, Homa-Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, Kajiado, Nakuru, Marsabit, Mandera and Wajir.

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