A Kenyan fisherman has been airlifted from an island the effect he became marooned since Friday ensuing from heavy flooding.
Vincent Musila had long gone fishing at a river near Thika metropolis in central Kenya when it burst its banks.
Crowds watched helplessly for three days as they waited for emergency companies to rescue him.
Bigger than 250 of us possess been killed and three million plagued by flash floods and landslides all over East Africa.
About half of the deaths – 120 – possess befell in Kenya, with bigger than 160,000 affected.
Mr Musila stated flood waters came in “with out be conscious” whereas he became fishing from a runt patch of land throughout the river, exterior Thika metropolis.
“Within seconds water became in each effect of residing and I would possibly per chance not injurious. Or not it has been awful over the final three days being stranded here in the frigid and rain. I became hungry and went thru loads.
“There had been so many mosquitoes and I became disquieted of animals like crocodiles and hippos. But I am so happy and I salvage successfully after this kind of dramatic rescue. I salvage like I am reborn,” he toldprivately owned NTV Kenya.
Crowds – which held vigils for three days alongside the banks of the river – cheered as a police helicopter arrived to rescue him, the BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza experiences from the capital, Nairobi.
Some of them took him to a restaurant the effect he loved a plate of chips and sausages – his first meal in three days, our reporter adds.