Heavy rains cause havoc in Koromaiti

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A section of the collapsed Mukhuyu PEFA church
A section of the collapsed Mukhuyu PEFA church

Heavy rains accompanied with strong winds wreaked havoc in several villages in Koromaiti sub location, Lugari sub-county, Kakamega County destroying property valued at thousands of shillings.

The heavy downpour left trails of destruction with churches and individual houses being destroyed forcing several families to spend chilly nights.

Members of the Mukhuyu Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA) church have been left without a place to worship after their church collapsed.

The incident saw both the old mud-walled structure which for years has been used for worship and new permanent structure which was still under construction collapse.

In the neighboring Koromaiti village, David Makokha is counting loses after his house was also destroyed.

Mr. David Makokha pondering next move after his house was destroyed by heavy rains
Mr. David Makokha pondering next move after his house was destroyed by heavy rains

According to Makokha his house roof was ripped off during a heavy downpour that was accompanied with strong winds leaving his family of four homeless.

He said his property including electronics and several bags of  maize among other household items were destroyed by the rains .

Some of the iron sheets ripped from Mr. Makokha's house and thrown several meters away
Some of the iron sheets ripped from Mr. Makokha’s house and thrown several meters away

Makokha who is a security guard at Kivaywa Boys High school said the incident occurred when his children were alone at home though none was injured.

Apart from damaging buildings,  dozens of trees fell as a result of strong winds.