Several People are feared dead following a landslide in the Kimende Escarpments of Kiambu.

According to Kenya Red cross, several individuals are feared trapped under the debris.

"A landslide has occurred in the Kimende Escarpments of Kiambu County. Several people are believed to be trapped," Kenya Red Cross aannounced.

The Kenya Red Cross said it had dispatched an action team shortly after learning of the incident.

According to reports, the landslide occurred in the Matathia area of Lari constituency. This was attributed to the heavy rains in the country for a better part of last week.

The tragedy is said to have occured on Tuesday evening at around 7pm after homes located near the escarpments were covered in falling chunks of soil.

The exact number of people affected is yet to be confirmed.

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