In what appears to be an ironical tragedy, a section of Wajir Members of County Assembly in their fact-finding mission to establish the floods prone areas in the County, found themselves on the wrong end of the ongoing floods after their vehicle became partially submerged in water due to heavy rains.
Reports indicate that the vehicle was submerged in flood waters when the MCAs started shouting for help and pleading with authorities to come to their rescue.
“We need to be rescued,” one of them could be heard shouting.
The MCAs were on a fact-finding mission, to map out areas prone to flooding when the incident occurred.
The MCAs could be seen clinging to firm parts of the pickup as they waited to be rescued.
Wajir is one of the regions expected to experience heavy rainfall this weekend according to an advisory released by the Kenya Meteorological Department.
The Wajir incident comes two days after a lorry driver and his passengers were rescued on Thursday by a helicopter after raging floods submerged the vehicle following a heavy downpour.
The driver operating in Samburu County had attempted to drive through rushing waters but he was overpowered by the raging water flow.