Fear has engulfed Riakotenene village in Nyabworoba, Sensi ward Kisii County over suspected land slide following the ongoing heavy rains.
According to the area Assistant chief Mr. Moses Ongware, on Sunday residents experienced a sudden wave of the suspected landslide that affected fifteen homesteads.
The village which is on the slopes of Manga cliff is inhabited by about 30 homesteads which are served by Solar Power from Power Hive Company.
In a report from the Police sent to the Media indicates that the ground is highly soaked with water and the ground appears to be loose.
Marani Deputy County Commissioner Mr David Saruni told the Daily Clock that a security team made a visit on Monday to make an assessment on the impact of the ongoing rains in the area.
“It was observed that some houses have already developed cracks to an extent doors could not close. Old cracks in some houses have significantly expanded. Villagers said they experienced something like an earthquake and later discovered that doors could not close and floors cracked,” Said Saruni.
“As a precaution measure, we asked the residents to immediately move to Nyabworoba primary and secondary or other convenient relatives without further delay. We don’t know what might be happening beneath the ground with soaking Rain water,” Added Saruni.
The area borders Kisii County and Nyamira County respectively.