A Kenyan fisherman has been airlifted from an island where he turned into marooned since Friday thanks to heavy flooding.
Vincent Musila had gone fishing at a river terminate to Thika town in central Kenya when it burst its banks.
Crowds watched helplessly for three days as they waited for emergency services to rescue him.
Extra than 250 other folks had been killed and three million struggling from flash floods and landslides across East Africa.
About half of of the deaths – 120 – enjoy took place in Kenya, with bigger than 160,000 affected.
Mr Musila acknowledged flood waters came in “without discover” whereas he turned into fishing from a minute patch of land within the guts of the river, out of doors Thika town.
“Interior seconds water turned into in every single build the placement and I could no longer sinful. It has been frightening over the final three days being stranded right here within the frigid and rain. I turned into hungry and went by plan of plenty.
“There had been so many mosquitoes and I turned into horrified of animals love crocodiles and hippos. Nonetheless I am so contented and I in actuality feel neatly after one of these dramatic rescue. I in actuality feel love I am reborn,” he toldprivately owned NTV Kenya.
Crowds – which held vigils for three days along the banks of the river – cheered as a police helicopter arrived to rescue him, the BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza studies from the capital, Nairobi.
Some of them took him to a cafe where he enjoyed a plate of chips and sausages – his first meal in three days, our reporter adds.