Youth Perish In Kibera Floods

The word flood reminds me of gushing waters and it all started just with a single drop, drizon turned into rain and rain turned into our biggest fear, “THE FLOOD” I believe water will be the defining crisis of our century from drought, storm, and floods to degrading water quality. On 14/5/2021 in kibra lindi the rain floods inside and washed away people’s homes, cleaning the dark slate the worst of all some lives were brushed away.

According to the residents of lindi, it is the second time they are experiencing the same case and the main reason for the tragedy is because of the blockage in the bridge that prevents the water to overflow hence causing the flood to happen.


Titus Mulwa and Stephen Oluoch bodaboda riders were two close friends that happened to lose their lives at the same time during the heavy rain while trying to save their motorbike that was stuck in the bridge but unfortunately instead they were the ones that fell into victims.

“I only came to know that have lost my son after picking him up so that I can take him to the mortuary” said Lucia Mutemi his father. Grief is painful, especially when it comes at unexpected time, no one can explain the kind of pain it endures until you put on the same shoes. “Oluoch was a good son He has never shouted at me” said Peris Adhiambo her grandmother
Unfortunately, a property is not going to knock at your door, you have to physically make time to search for it, and put in the effort to thoroughly sweat for it, however in life you need to take some degree of risk to make the greatest gain, and it is even more heartbreaking seeing what you worked hard for, being swept away in a flow of water, something needs to be done in order to prevent breaking news in our motherland home.

  • by Everlyne Awuor

About Steve Banner

I’m a Video Editor, Videographer, Photographer and Blogger with over ten years of experience covering stories for Kibera News Network in Kibera, Kangemi, Mukuru and Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya. I'm the main blogger for Voice Of Kibera blog writing stories from Kibera slums since 2013. Using my editing skills acquired at the Action-Aid Doctivist Media Training, I started my own entertainment publisher named VibeNo_8 that consists of a blog site (vibeno8.wordpress.com) and a YouTube Channel (VibeNo.8 TV) My passion is telling stories about community issues. In the past, I’ve done stories about incomplete government projects dealing with water and housing in Nairobi slums. My goal is to amplify the voice of my neighbors and fellow slum dwellers. My film-making skills also led-me to pursue disc jockey, where I graduated with Certificate in music structure and beat matching at the Rockers Entertainment Deejay Academy in 2015 My work has sharpened my skills in using different editing software namely Vegas Pro, Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro as well as photo editing tools such as Photoshop I have been part of the team doing Live broadcast for Kibera News Network using a camera and the OBS software I currently run all the social media sites for Kibera News Network as well as my personal project social media sites that include VibeNo_8 and Creatives 254 I'm an ambitious and hardworking person always giving my best and everything that I do
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