Landslide kills 24 in Kenya


At least 24 people have been reported dead due to a landslide in eastern Kenya.

The residents in West pokot were swept way by the landslide following heavy rains on Friday evening in the region.

West Pokot County Commissioner Apollo Okello said 12 bodies, including seven children have been recovered so far and that search efforts are continuing.

Rescue operations
Rescue operations have been halted because most bridges have been swept and it is still raining heavily according to West Pokot County Commissioner Apollo Okello.

”Many people could be trapped in in Pokot South and Pokot Central,” Okello said.

“Seven people of the same family were buried alive in Nyarkulian area, Pokot South and 24 were buried alive in Muino area, Pokot Central sub county,” Okello added.

Many other people were reported missing.


Olajumoke Adeleke