River Malewa along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway has burst its banks threatening to cut off the ever-busy road and motorists are warned to be on extremely high alert to avoid any casualties.
River Malewa burst its banks following heavy rains that have resulted in floods in most parts of the country and unfortunate deaths of more than 250 people.
The bursting of River Malewa brings the fear of the Naivasha Gilgil Bridge breaking down or being submerged by water in the occasion that the long heavy rains prolong.
The burst banks of River Malewa have resulted in the displacement of families in the nearby KCC village in Naivasha as houses were flooded.
The fifteen families who lived in KCC village near River Malewa in the Kinangop area are now pleading for assistance to enable them to get back on their feet.
An estimated 300,000 Kenyans have been affected by the heavy rains with more than 17,000 other Kenyans displaced across the Country.
Teenager Dies after Falling in River in a Successful Rescue of Man Drowning During Heavy Rains
Ann Nduku, 19 years of age died in the quest of rescuing a man who was drowning in River Kandisi near Ongata Rongai on 3rd December 2019.
Nduku is now one of the estimated 250 people who have lost their lives since the floods began in October.
Nduku acted in response to the cry of help from a man who clung onto a part of the bridge that was under construction, saving the life of the man only for her to slide into the river and lose her life.
“I saw her struggling in the water and I tried to save her. I called out to her ‘Anna, Anna!’.
“I wanted to throw her a stick to try and pull her out. But the river was swollen and she was being tossed and tossed around and then it swept her away,” an emotional Elizabeth Mutuku, Nduku’s mother said.
It is predicted that more rain will hit the country in the coming days and Kenyans are advised to be on the lookout and avoid flooded areas while those living in low and areas are advised to move to safer grounds.