• Resident James Kung’u said heavy rains in Maella area led to the flash floods that caught residents by surprise.
• Naivasha subcounty commissioner Mutua Kisilu said the body was recovered 2kms from the scene of the incident.
A woman was on Thursday morning killed by flash floods in Naivasha while her two colleagues were rescued by members of the public.
The flower farm workers were on their way to work and on reaching Moi Ndabi centre, the flash floods occurred, temporarily paralysing activities in the area.
Several houses and farms were flooded and residents were left counting huge losses.
This comes a week after the county government warned residents of the coming of the El Niño rains.
Resident James Kung’u said heavy rains in Maella area led to the flash floods that caught residents by surprise.
He said this was not the first time flash floods have caused havoc in the area.
“The three women were crossing a flooded section when they were swept away by the raging water. Two were rescued but one died,” Kungú said.
Naivasha subcounty commissioner Mutua Kisilu said the body was recovered 2kms from the scene of the incident.
“As projected by the Meteorological Department, we expect heavy rains in the coming days and we are calling on members of the public to be careful around flooded areas,” he said.
Mutua said the national and county governments has launched awareness campaigns in flood-prone areas ahead of the heavy rains.
And in Karati location, the body of a man who had been missing for two days was found floating in a private dam in the area.
Police were assisted by members of the public to retrieve the body from the dam in Gathengera village, 20kms from Naivasha town.
Village elder Sam Kimemia said it was not clear if the man committed suicide by jumping into the dam or was murdered.
“The body which was fully dressed was spotted by farm workers and police have taken over investigations to determine the cause of death,” he said.