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2 KRA officials go missing after their vehicle drowns in floods

Following Friday’s floods that carried away the vehicle they were traveling in, two Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers were declared missing.

The Authority clarified that the two officers were on their way from Lunga-Lunga, where they were stationed prior to the incident, to Mombasa.

The car was washed away at the Ramisi River in Kwale County despite the officers’ best efforts to steer it away from the raging floods.

KRA clarified that a government multi-agency team is conducting a rescue operation and that it has spoken with the families of the two officers.

“KRA will continuously update the family members, its staff, and the public on the progress and outcome of the rescue mission,” stated a portion of the statement.

The incident draws attention to the dire circumstances in the Coast region, where persistent heavy rains have crippled local transportation.

Floods caused hundreds of families to lose their homes in parts of Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, and Tana River counties.

Following the incident, the Kenya Red Cross stated that hundreds are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases due to the heavy rains, and that one person in Kilifi County was confirmed dead.

In order to evacuate residents of Bombolulu and Kisauni whose houses were flooded, the emergency rescue team deployed boats.

Following various reports from the Kenya Meteorological Department that the nation would experience the highly anticipated El Nino, Kenyans on the internet expressed concern.

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