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Police search for missing cop swept away by floods at Bus Station in the City Centre

Police in the city are searching for their colleague who was swept away by the raging waters.

The armed policeman was one of four officers who were patrolling the famous Bust Station terminus in the city centre on the night of Sunday, March 24, 2024.

He has been identified as David Cheshire. Others working with him at the time were Jared Kemboi and James Mutea.

“They were attempting to rescue three women and a child in stalls number three and four from the partial collapse of the slab connecting their stalls to the pedestrian walkway,” reads part of the report filed at Kamukunji Police Station.

The officers successfully rescued the women and Mr Chesire, who is now missing, went back to close the stalls when the remaining support slab suddenly collapsed.

Mr Chesire was swept away by the raging waters along with his rifle, an AK 47 with the serial number 25005426 and loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition.

Also read: Expect heavy rains, high temperatures across Kenya says Met

Officers from Kamukunji and Central Police Stations are currently searching for their colleague.

On Monday, March 25, the meteorological department said the rains would continue until Wednesday this week.

The director of the Kenya Meteorological Department, Kennedy Thiong’o, also warned of isolated storms over some parts of the country.

“Rainfall is expected over some parts of the highlands east and west of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin, the Rift Valley, the south-eastern lowlands and the coast and north-west,” he said.

“North-eastern Kenya is likely to be generally sunny and dry,” Thiong’o said.

The highlands west of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin and the Rift Valley are likely to experience rain, showers and thunderstorms during the day and showers in several places at night, with maximum temperatures of 33 degrees Celsius and minimum temperatures of more than 10 degrees Celsius.