Death toll in Kenya mudslides hits 52 


The death toll from devastating landslides that hit remote villages in West Pokot County has risen to 52 after six more bodies were recovered at Parua area on Monday. 

According to Governor John Lonyangapuo, no fewer than 22 people are still missing after the tragedy hit Parua, Nyarkulian and Muino. 

The Governor while speaking to journalists on Monday said rescue and recovery missions by various government agencies were underway. 

‘’Six bodies of three children, two women and a man have been recovered, adding to the 46 deaths recorded on Sunday’’, Lonyangapuo said. 

Out of 16 people admitted to Kapenguria County Referral hospital on Saturday, two were discharged the same day while another two were referred to Moi Teaching and Referral hospital. 

According to County Commissioner Apollo Okello, over 400 people have been displaced and are camping at various primary schools located on higher ground. 

Nyarkulian, Parua and Muino villages are the worst hit. 

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is expected to visit those admitted at the Kapenguria referral hospital on Monday. 

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