- The MPs who had just left a food distribution exercise got lost in Tana River while tracing their way to Garsen.
Garsen MP Guyo Ali Wario and his Galole counterpart Hiribae Said Buya are stranded in the middle of the waters of the Tana River and are now appealing for help.
The MPs and their aides had left a food distribution exercise for flood victims when they got lost in the river while tracing their way to Garsen.
Kenya Red Cross Society Regional Manager Hassan Musa said they responded immediately after getting the distress call and mobilized their boats to begin rescue.
“Two MPs have indeed gone missing we are on their way to search for them we shall update you,” he said.
Video footage shared by journalist Lizah Mutuku on her X platform captured the MPs appealing for emergency help as of 10:30 pm.
“We are lost we are in the middle of nowhere. Today we were on a rescue mission in Mnazini area and as we were going back we got lost in the river. So we are in the middle of the waters, we don't know the directions. We do not know where we are now,” said Wario.
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One of the occupants in the boat who is a staff of Wario said they left Mlimaobo in Mnazini at 4 pm heading to Garsen and got lost on the way.
For four hours, they could not find the way.
They appealed for a rescue to get to Garsen in a safe area.
Tana River is among the worst hit by the flood disaster with most of the villages in Tanadelta and Tana north flooded.
On Saturday morning the main access road linking Lamu and Garsen was cut off leaving hundreds of commuters stranded.