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Mai Mahiu: Rachel Ruto Sends Condolences, Prayers to Familes After Flood Tragedy

Mai Mahiu
The Mai Mahiu tragedy has seen over 40 people declared dead and hundreds hospitalised. Photo/KBC.

First Lady Rachel Ruto has sent condolences to the families of Kenyans who lost loved ones after the Kijabe Dam flooding.

Rachel also prayed for the families and expressed her sorrow.

“Our hearts are heavy with sorrow over the Kijabe Dam incident. To all those who have lost loved ones, we extend our deepest condolences and stand with you in this time of profound grief,”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragic event,” she posted on social media.

The First Lady assured the affected families that the government will stand with them.

Police confirmed that 48 people have died after heavy flash floods wiped out several homes in Kamuchiri Village in Mai Mahiu, Nakuru County.

According to Naivasha OCPD Stephen Kirui, 17 children are among those killed.

The death toll could rise as rescue efforts and the retrieval of bodies continue.

Over 100 people have been rescued and treated at Mai Mahiu health facility with 32 cases referred to Naivasha sub-county hospital for specialised treatment.

The flash flood occurred after a seasonal dam burst its banks sweeping away people and homes.

Most of the victims were asleep when the floods occurred.

According to the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC), heavy rains and flash floods have left more than 103 people dead, 29 injured, 21 people missing, 150,365 people (30,073 families) displaced and nearly 191,000 affected across the country as of 28 April.