Over 100 families have been displaced in Ngurubani , Mwea, Kirinyaga County  following heavy floods caused by the heavy rains on Monday night  causing them to seek refuge at a local primary school.

The floods occurred after River Thiba broke it’s banks destroying houses and business premises forcing out the distressed families out to seek refuge elsewhere.
According to Tebere ward MCA Peter Karinga, he allowed the displaced families to stay in the school as a short term resolve as he worked to look for a more permanent solution for them.
“I have given them food but I don’t know what I will do tomorrow. I need help because there is even fear of diseases outbreak,” Karinga said.


The heavy rains and flooding started on Monday night where residents and traders at Maisha Kamili ,Mwea rice mill and those living near Wanguru stadium lost property worth millions. Ngurubani residents said floods swept through their houses and they lost most of their household items.

“This is due to the poor drainage system because it is not the first time this happens in Maisha Kamili and other parts of Ngurubani town. We have been talking about this problem, something must be done by the county government of Kirinyaga and the national government,” David maina, a trader in Ngurubani town said.

In Kirinyaga Central about 13 families were also left homeless after their houses were destroyed. According to Kirinyaga Central Member of Parliament Gachoki Gitari the, affected families are from Kanyekiine ward.

Kirinyaga County Red cross coordinator Martin Kagunda has urged the residents to move to safer grounds as more heavy rains have been predicted to last until June.

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