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Mahi Mahiu death toll hits 60, two bodies recovered

By Antynet Ford

Mai Mahiu tragedy death toll has risen to 60 cases as of Sunday, May 5 2024.

This is after the search team recovered two more bodies of a man and a juvenile.

Dozens more are missing and the search is ongoing led by the Kenya Defense Force (KDF).

The victims of the flooding tragedy include 11 male adults, 16 female adults, 17 male juveniles, 15  female juveniles and a human skull that is yet to be identified.

An autopsy is yet to be conducted on seven bodies even as the search is ongoing

A team of Multi-agency officers are camping in the area in search of about 50 people who are missing after floods swept their villages.

Countrywide, at least 230 people have lost their lives due to the ongoing heavy rains and resultant floods across the country.

The Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki said yesterday said that floods left 164 others injured and 72 people are missing.

“A total of 41,526 households have been displaced affecting approximately 212,630 people. 138 camps have been set up across 138 Counties hosting 62,061 people. Approximately 227,238 people have been impacted by the heavy rains.” Kindiki said.

Kindiki said a total of 1,967 schools have been affected by the floods.

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