Today is one of the black days for Kakamega and Nandi counties as we mourn the deaths of Mama Rose Munuge (28) and her four children Amukoya (12), Michael (9), Westley (7) and Ruth (4) who were engulfed by mudslide when Chepng’abai hills broke loose following a heavy downpour in the area last night.

Kakamega County Governor H.E. Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya has send his message of condolence to the family members, friends, relatives and the government of Nandi County following the untimely loss of the five loved ones. At the time of the disaster, Mr. Ngaira, the head of the family, was out of the home in search of their daily bread.

Speaking from India, on official trip, Governor Oparanya has thanked The County Government of Nandi led by H.E. Hon. Dr. Cleophas Lagat and his Deputy H.E. Hon. Dominic Chepyagan, Kakamega County Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Prof. Philip Kutima, Kakamega County Disaster Management Team comprising of his Cabinet, Kenya Police, Kakamega County Red Cross Ambulance Team and Shinyalu Sub-County Administrator Cyril Mululu as well as Chesambe residents of the neighboring County for their excellent corporation that saw the five bodies retrieved from the mud and taken to Kakamega County General Hospital Mortuary awaiting their send off program.

Seventy residents of Kakamega County who live along Chepng’abai hills have been moved to safer grounds at Mukhuyu PEFA Church in Shinyalu Sub-County.