The Ministry of Interior has revealed the identities of two Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers who are missing after the vehicle they were traveling in was swept away by floods.
In a statement on Sunday, November 19, Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo said the two officers have been identified as Joram Maina and David Ng’ang’a.
“We have established from Lungalunga One Stop Border Post that the occupants in the Land Cruiser vehicle were Joram Maina, Lungalunga Border Management Committee Chairperson, and David Ng'ang'a,” read the statement in part.
According to Omollo, the vehicle ferrying the two officers was swept away by floods at Ramisi Bridge in Lungalunga, Kwale County on its way to Mombasa County on Friday at around 7:30.
He noted that the vehicle has been pulled out of floods but was without the bodies of the two missing KRA officers.
“The vehicle has been pulled out from the raging waters and towed to Msambweni Police station without the bodies of the two officers. However, a multi-agency team led by the Kenya Coast Guard Service is on scene trying to retrieve the bodies,” PS Omollo added.
KRA Ag. Regional Coordinator-Southern Region Lawrence Siele on Saturday confirmed the incident adding that the authority has already engaged family members of the two officers.
The incident comes even as many residents are staring at massive losses of properties following heavy rains that pounded the region beginning Thursday night.