House falls, kills husband and pregnant wife in Webuye following heavy rains .

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Residents claim that the husband and his pregnant wife were killed after their house fell on them while sleeping.

A sombre mood has engulfed a village in Webuye East comstituency, Bungoma County after a heavy downpour killed a couple.

The deceaseds are alleged to have succumbed to injuries sustained following the heavy rains pounding the country.

Residents claim that the husband and his pregnant wife were killed after their house fell on them while sleeping.

The incident took place in Wefwafwa village, Mihuu ward in Webuye East constituency on the night of April 28, 2020.

Confirming the incident, Wefwafwa village elder Jastimoa Nyongesa stated that it was a sad state of affairs as it took them over five hours to retrieve the bodies from the rabbles.

“It is sad that the couple has lost their lives following the heavy rains currently pounding the country, let the government work in ensuring that those people residing in flood prone areas are moved to the safer areas,” he said.

Nyongesa stated that he was informed about the incident after it rained heavily at night.

“Am requesting both the county and national government to move residents in risky areas to higher grounds to stop death threats, If this had been done, the couples wouldn’t have died,” he said

Meanwhile, area residents led by Ben Lukoye have called on government to move with speed and evacuate them to safer grounds.

They accused the government’s slowness in handling such serious matters and asked it to be more active to avoid future calamities. 

“The rains we are experiencing is a litmus test to us, let the State come in quickly and save the situation before it goes out of hand.

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