Floods kill 80-year-old woman, displace scores in Baringo

An eighty-year-old grandmother was found dead after being swept by raging floods in Tangulbei in Tiaty East Sub-County.

Speaking to Journalists on phone, the area Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Sylvester Munyasia, said the elderly woman was living alone at the time of the incident.

“The body of Cheboro Lantokori was found a few metres away from where her house stood. Houses belonging to over 20 people were also swept in the night of rains,” confirmed Munyasia.

According to the DCC, the heavy rains also cut off Tangulbei town after sweeping a section of the Tangulbei bridge which also connects the market.

“The waters also caused loss of goods as it made way into the shops, the people are in dire need of food and we have called on Kenya Red Cross to offer humanitarian assistance to the affected,” added the DCC.

Munyasia further stated that Kenya Red Cross has assessed the situation and have promised to respond.

The administrator has also asked scores of households living on the River Tangulbei banks to relocate to safer grounds to avoid further suffering as the rains endure.

– Source KNA