Five people drowned yesterday in Kitui County after their lorry was swept away in a flooded river Enziu, Mwingi East. Kithome Muasya, an eye witness said the lorry got stuck as it was trying to cross the river when the men tried to push it out before they were swept by the flooded river together with the lorry.

The men could not be saved as it was raining heavily and other people were also fearing for their lives. The better part of yesterday was filled with heavy rainfall in many parts of the country causing heavy floods country wide and exposing the ill preparedness for such events and the poor drainage systems in most parts of the countries towns and cities.  

Meanwhile the weather man advises that people should be prepared for more rains.