Thirty families were left homeless following a landslide in Makueni county on Tuesday. Unconfirmed reports indicated that some of the victims may have been buried alive. Residents have asked the government to help with evacuations amid rescue operations. Via Twitter, Red Cross said: "Flash floods reported in Makueni after heavy downpour overnight. Red Cross action team activated to conduct assessment and help move locals to safer areas."
Earlier, five families in Woolwa village in Nzaui sub-county called for evacuation after river Muooni burst its banks. The waters swept through the village submerging a number of houses following a heavy downpour. Sources said villagers climbed trees from where they made phone calls for help. One told the Star that he could not trace his family members who stay in the affected village.
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