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Landslides in Murang’a cut off tea farms

Houses collapsed, gullies running all over, and farms and houses sliced into pieces. Springs appearing everywhere, even in areas that have never got water. And tea farms in parts of Kangema subcounty cut off.

These are the scenes in Murang’a county after the long and heavy rains. About 500 households have been affected by the downpour, which left five dead, one injured (a watchman in a coffee factory), transport disrupted and many people displaced.

In Kiagotho location, Kanyenyaini ward, Jennifer Wangui says every day there are new cracks on her one-acre farm. 

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Published By: the-star - Wednesday, 13 June