In Summary
  • Three people were swept away by storm water at Naari market as they sheltered themselves from the heavy rain outside a church.
  • Residents found the body of an unidentified man electrocuted during the downpour in Kienderu village.
  • Wilfred Mwirigi's body was retrieved by police in Karegia village, Imenti North Sub County after he was swept by flood water as he shielded himself from the rains.

Five people died in three different incidents following heavy rains that pounded Meru County Wednesday night.

In the first incident, three people were swept away by storm water at Naari market as they sheltered themselves from the heavy rain outside a church.

The strong water current broke the door to Hossana church and carried Master Boniface Muriungi, a student at St Augustine, Ms Muko Kinya, 30, and Mr James Karani for about 400metres down a rocky terrain.

Their badly mutilated bodies and the church door were spotted early morning by farmers taking their milk to the local dairy, trapped by tree roots.

In Karegia village, Imenti North Sub County, police retrieved the body of Wilfred Mwirigi, 42, after he was swept by flood water as he shielded himself from the rains.

KILLER RAINS

And in Kienderu village, residents were shocked to find the body of an unidentified man electrocuted during the downpour.

In the Naari incident, Ms Lucy Kigora, 48, a farmer narrated how she spotted the bodies as she inspected the damage caused by the flood water, when she spotted two bodies trapped by trees.

Another one was spotted about 20 metres from her house by curious residents.

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