A Kenyan fisherman has been rescued from an island where he was marooned since Friday after heavy floods. Vincent Musila had gone fishing at a stream close to Thika town in Kenya when it burst its banks.
Crowds searched helplessly for three days as they sat tight for emergency services to safeguard him. More than 250 individuals have been killed and 3,000,000 influenced by floods and landslides crosswise over East Africa.
About part of the deaths – 120 – have happened in Kenya, with more than 160,000 influenced. Mr. Musila said rising waters came in “all of a sudden” while he was fishing from a little fix of land in the stream, outside Thika town.
Crowds, which held vigils for three days along the banks of the stream – cheered as a police helicopter landed to save him. Some of them took him to a café where he had a plate of chips and sausages – his first meal in quite a while.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.