Hero Cop Risks Life by Jumping into Raging Floods to Rescue Drowning Cattle
police officer in Marsabit County risked his life by jumping into raging flood waters to rescue herds of cattle that were on the verge of drowning while attempting to cross a stream.
In photos of the daring mission that have gone viral on social media, the police officer is seen pulling out drenched livestock from the muddy water as desperate herders spectate, afraid of joining him in the raging waters.
He has been identified as Kevin Otunga, based at Loglogo Location.
Heavy rainfall and consequent floods have wrecked havoc around the country, leading to loss of life and damage of property.
Marsabit County is one of the regions that the Meteorological Department has identified as prone to very heavy rainfall during the ongoing short rains.
The Kenya Red Cross has also classified the County as a danger zone in terms of possibility of deadly floods.
The government is currently carrying out emergency flood operations in Marsabit, including airlifting food to areas where roads have been rendered impassable by heavy rainfall.
Most affected are Badenrero, Dabel, Bori, and Moyale areas.
Neighbouring Wajir and Mandera Counties have also been adversely affected by floods.
In Lodwar Town, for example, dozens of families were marooned from their homes after River Turkwell burst its banks, sweeping away houses and livestock on Saturday.