Floods continue to wreck havoc across the country
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
Three villages in Elgeyo Marakwet County were plunged into mourning following a mudslide that killed 11 people and displaced 25 families early on Saturday.
Five people died at Kapechei Location in the mudslide caused by a heavy downpour that started on Friday evening around 6pm and continued until Saturday morning.
Four more people died in another mudslide at Kaptarakwa in Keiyo South while the other two died in Rokocho.
Villagers were in a state of confusion as they wondered where they would spend the night, fearing that more rain would pound the area and set off more landslides.
In Kapechei, three boys – Collins Kiprotich, 15, Gideon Kimutai, 10, and Victor Kiplagat, eight – lost their lives when a river of mud buried the house in which they were sleeping. Their parents sleeping in an adjacent house