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Wavinya Ndeti: Machakos Governor Hires Private Helicopter to Rescue Stranded Residents

Wavinya Ndeti
Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti hired a private chopper to rescue 7 residents stranded during floods. Photo/KNA.

Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti has hired a private helicopter to rescue residents stranded during floods.

The operation rescued 7 residents in Kikuuni village in Kabaa, Mwala sub-county after the River Athi burst its banks.

The rescue efforts were coordinated by Ndeti and her Deputy Francis Mwangangi.

According to KNA, the rescued residents are currently undergoing treatment at Kabaa Health Centre and will undergo counselling.

Residents living in flood-prone areas have been urged to relocate to safer grounds.

The Machakos County government promised to facilitate alternative accommodation for the affected residents until safety is confirmed.

Wavinya pleaded with residents of Kyeleni, Vulya, and Matungulu to vacate immediately to avoid floods following heavy rains.

Earlier WoK reported on First Lady Rachel Ruto distributing food and household items to 203 families, totalling 1,131.

The families have been affected by flooding in Thika West Subcounty.

Ruto was at St. Johns Kilimambogo Teachers Training College for the drive.

Alice Nganga MP for Thika town, praised the visit of the First Lady.

According to the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC), it’s estimated that over 210 people have been killed, and 164 injured.

NDOC also confirmed that 72 were missing, 194,305 people were displaced and nearly 205,000 people were affected by heavy rains and flooding as of May 3.

Kenya Red Cross is conducting rescue operations in Nakuru, Nairobi, and Kirinyaga.

Other areas are Homa Bay, Machakos and Tana River, which are among the worst-affected areas.