Mathare residents have been affected by the flash floods that wrecked the area on May 13, 2012. Photo/STEVE WAITHANJI

A woman died and more than 300 people were left homeless after the Nairobi River burst its banks in Mathare slums on Sunday.

Three other people are fighting for their lives in hospital.
Kenya Red Cross official, Ms Wangeci Mathenge, said floods swept through the area at about 2am on Sunday.
“The number of people affected stands at 300 families at the moment,” Ms Mathenge told the Nation on Sunday.
Starehe police boss Aphoid Nyagah said an unknown number of people were missing.
“We managed to pull out the body of a woman. We are still looking for others reported missing,” Mr Nyagah said.
Ms Stella Waithera from the Kenya Red Cross said they were collecting information on the missing people from residents.
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