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BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,22ND MAY 2018-One person has been swept away as he tried to cross flooded river Nambirima in Laugari subcounty,Kakamega county.
Residents who spoke to WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE says that the late Mwangi Kirau was swept away by the river which is currently flooded due to the ongoing rains.”Kwa kawaida mto huu hutumiwa na watu kuvuka hadi ngambo wakati hakuna mvua kubwa,lakini sasa imekuwa hatari kwani mvua imenyesha na mto kufurika sana.(In normal circumstances,the river is always used by people crossing to the other side when it has not rained,but the situation is different since rains have been pounding this area and it is now flooded)”.said Beatrice Nakhumicha who is a resident.
Currently search efforts for the body are ongoing.
Residents are appealing to the kakamega county government to repair roads in the area which are in poor conditions.