Four bodies of suspected flood victims retrieved from Mathare River


NAIROBI – Four bodies of suspected flood victims have been retrieved from Mathare River following heavy rains witnessed in Nairobi on Tuesday.

Starehe subcounty Police Commander, Fred Abuga, stated that the four included two men and two women.

“We expect more,” Abuga said, according to a report by The Star.

He said six other people remained unaccounted for as a search operation continued in Mathare.

Some 18 people, including 11 adults and seven children, had been rescued by the Kenya Red Cross Action Team in Mradi, Mathare 4A, after being stranded due to floodwaters caused by heavy rains on Tuesday night in Nairobi.

Various parts of Nairobi experienced heavy rainfall overnight, resulting in flash floods in areas such as Mukuru, Mathare, Huruma, Ruaraka, Baba Dogo, Bosnia, Umoja 3, Choka, Njiru, Ruai, Utawala, Githurai, Kahawa, Eastern Bypass, Kinoo, Kijabe, Limuru, Ruiru, Graceland, Joska, Kaswito, Kicheko, Mangili, Kenyatta Road, Juja, Kitengela, and Magadi.

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