Merrymaking moment turn into tears after a tree fell on cars, one man was injured, five cars destroyed at Naivasha hotel.
A weekend retreat turned into tears after a tree fell onto vehicles at Camp Carnelley’s on the shores of Lake Naivasha yesterday.
Several families are counting losses running into millions of shillings following yesterday’s incident at Naivasha County.
The affected families had gone for a weekend retreat which was meant for merrymaking and bonding.
The weekend retreat which was expected to last long during the weekend for merrymaking and bonding was suddenly turned into tears for the families following the incident at Camp Carnelley’s on the shores of Lake Naivasha.
During the Sunday evening incident, at least five cars were destroyed and one man was seriously injured after the acacia tree was uprooted by strong winds.
The injured man was rushed to hospital in serious injuries but in stable condition as the car owners and the hotel management moved in to assess the damages.
Naivasha sub-county deputy commissioner Mutua Kisilu confirmed that strong winds forced the ageing acacia tree to collapse forcing tens of revellers who had camped at the hotel to flee for their safety.
“One person was injured during the incident and five cars were extensively damaged,” he said.
A visitor, Simon Ouma said that he and his family were having a meal in the hotel when the giant tree crashed causing anxiety and fear.
“There was a loud sound of something falling on the ground and on checking we found that an acacia tree had fell on the cars,” he said.
He added that the person who was injured had gone to collect some effects from his car by the time the tree on his car.
And in the nearby Duro village in Moi Ndabi area, the flash-floods hit the area affecting over 50 families who were forced to spend the night in the cold.
On the other, a private school and several shops were affected following heavy rains that pounded the nearby areas of Eburru forest leading to the flash floods.
The incident was confirmed by the deputy commissioner adding that no lives were lost though the floods caused extensive damage.
“The flash floods caught the families by surprise flooding their homes and the trading centre and the security team is accessing the situation,” he said.
Naivasha town and its environs have recorded heavy rains in a couple of days with the met department projecting more rains in the coming days.