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Three Killed After Landslide Strikes Suba South

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Three people, including two brothers, were killed, and one other, their father, was injured after a landslide struck homes in Suba South Constituency of Homa Bay County this week, the authorities said.

The landslide took place late hours of Monday, April 29, in its Rang’wa East and Kaksingri West locations and at Kisaku village, tons of debris killed and swept the two brothers identified as Calvince Otieno, 12, and 5-year-old Moses Otieno downstream plus one other 42-year-old woman, Alice Orutha, bringing the death toll of inclement weather at Suba South to four since the heavy rains started, Deputy County Commissioner Sebastian Okiring confirmed on Tuesday.

Mr Okiring said that crews rescued the father of the two juveniles, Sylvance Otieno, who was in critical condition and undergoing medical care after moving the bodies of the deceased to the Sindo Sub-County Hospital Mortuary.

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According to Sylvance’s wife, Benta Otieno, the mother of the two brothers who perished, the slide smashed into their family home and destroyed it while she was away, and they are now left homeless and with nothing:

“I am appealing to the government to come to my aid. This disaster has left me distraught,” she cried out.

Officials have asked the constituents to seek higher grounds and stay away from the slide area because of unstable slope conditions, as preliminary reports indicated that more than 900 people had been affected by the incident.

The area MP, Caroli Omondi, said his office, in collaboration with the national government and Homa Bay County Government, was committed to supporting the victims, and it had given 150 mattresses and 20 bales of food for distribution to the affected families.

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JUSTUS KIPRONOhttp://www.businesstoday.co.ke
Justus Kiprono is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He tracks Capital Markets and economic trends, infrastructure reform, government spending, and the financial impacts of state decision-making nationwide. You can reach him: [email protected]
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