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Mwangea Bodaboda rider loses motorbike while crossing flooded river

A Bodaboda rider in Mwangea location, Tseikuru district was nearly swept away by ragging floods as he tried to cross a flooded section of the Mwangea river on Thursday at around 5pm.

Motorists wait for Muuna river water to subside before crossing at Kalambani Bridge, Tseikuru district. Muimi wa Kyoa from Mwangea location in Tseikuru lost his motorbike on Thursday when he tried to cross a flooded river at around 5pm. MWINGI TIMES/Musyoka Ngui

Muimi wa Kyoa had bought the motor using a loan was still repaying for it. Sources told MWINGI TIMES he had a pending balance of KSh 30,000.

The river had a deep end where the man was swept into. His motorbike was damaged and swept away. It took a tractor driver to pull some remaining pieces of the machine which we understand was initially stuck in the mud before it was swept away.

To underscore the force of the water flowing in the river, Mr Peter Mwandikwa, a witness told our reporter that the man was undressed by the water. “He had no pieces of trousers when he was saved by good Samaritans.”, he said.

Earlier in the week, Kenya Meteorological Department had forecast heavy rains across many parts of Kitui County. Mwingi North was part of the areas expected to have plenty of rains.


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