Tropical Storm IALY: Child dies after being hit by flying iron sheet

Tropical Storm IALY: Child dies after being hit by flying iron sheet

Roofs of Huduma Centre in Kilifi town blown off by strong winds.

An Early Childhood Education (ECDE) pupil in Kaloleni, Kilifi County has died after he was hit by a flying iron sheet caused by strong winds witnessed at the Coast.

The roof of Gogo Raruhe mosque injured 6 children from Gogo Raruhe, killing one. The rest were treated and discharged.

The strong winds was as a result of Tropical Storm IALY, whose effects are being felt at the Kenyan Coast. 

The tragic news was disclosed to the public by Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung'aro while addressing a Kaunti Mashinani rally at Chumani, Matsangoni Ward. 

Following the death of the learner, Governor Mung'aro has ordered temporary closure of all ECDE centres for one week to monitor the heavy wind situation.

Mung’aro said that the strong wind witnessed on Tuesday caused several damages with some trees falling and closing roads in Takaungu. Electricity poles also fell, endangering the lives of the people.

He directed his disaster team to be prepared and assist affected families. They will also ensure that people stay out of trees and dilapidated building and infrastructures that can endanger their lives.

Kilifi County Executive in charge of Gender, and Disaster Management Ruth Masha told fishermen to keep off the ocean because of the strong winds.

Masha asked the people to call the county emergency number 1535 in case of any emergency. 

The extent of the destruction was evident when a roof was blown off the building of a cooperative society in Chumani.

The victims said they had suffered a loss estimated at Ksh.300,000 following the strong winds.

Huduma Centre in Kilifi town was also affected by the strong wind with several infrastructures being destroyed.


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