Rescue Mission underway at Hells Gate.
Rescue Mission underway at Hells Gate. PHOTO | SG

Flash floods sweep visitors at Hells Gate in Nakuru. The local tourists were swept by the flash floods despite having a dry season in the Nakuru region and its environs.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Corporate Communication Director Paul Udoto confirmed the deaths of the 15 people on Monday morning adding that search and rescue efforts were underway to get the others.

A helicopter and Kenya Navy were also deployed in the area to find the bodies of the missing people.

"Six bodies have so far been recovered. One person among those missing is yet to be found," he said. A multi-agency team that includes police and officers from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has been conducting the search and rescue operation since Sunday evening when the incident occurred.

“We believe the guides failed to read the weather in the area and surroundings properly hence the tragedy. They know such time it rains elsewhere before flash floods flow down there,” Said the Rift Valley Regional Police Commander Marcus Ochola.

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