18 May 2018

Kenya: Governor Mutua Survives Drowning Scare in Flooded River

Photo: Daily Nation
The collapsed bridge.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua was on Friday morning rescued from a collapsed bridge in Kisii county.

Governor Mutua and Kisii deputy Governor Joash Maangi were touring Ogembo area when a bridge they were standing on collapsed.

The governor and other officials fell into the water but were rescued by their aides.

A KTN journalist was also injured during the incident.

The bridge at Nyabisiongororo village was built by funds from the local Constituency Development Funds (CDF) kitty and had a welded steel sheet floor.

Kisii County Commander Hassan Abdi has confirmed the incident. He told Nation that the crowd may have been heavier than the allowed weight.

Kisii County deputy Communications Director Maseme Machuka said the leaders were not injured.

Governor Mutua is in Kisii county on an official visit.

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