Garsen MP Ali Wario and his Galole counterpart Said Hiribae
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The two members of parliament from Tana River County who went missing last night were found in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Garsen MP Ali Wario and his Galole counterpart Said Hiribae had appealed for emergency help after they found themselves in an unfamiliar place in the flooded waters of the Tana River.

The boat they were travelling on had 16 people.

They lost direction only to be found in the wee hours of the morning in the Feji area.

Kenya Red Cross is still in the process of evacuating people who are stuck after floods surrounded their villages

The MPs and their aides had left a food distribution exercise for flood victims when they got lost in the river while tracing their way to Garsen.

Video footage shared by journalist Lizah Mutuku on her X  platform captured the MPs appealing for emergency help as of 10:30 pm.

“We are lost we are in the middle of nowhere. Today we were on a rescue mission in Mnazini area and as we were going back we got lost in the river. So we are in the middle of the waters, we don't know the directions. We do not know where we are now,” said Wario.

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki while commenting on the incident said they had deployed a multi-agency team to help trace.

"Security agencies have established contact with a passenger in the boat that went missing earlier this evening in the waters of Tana River," Kindiki said,

"All the eighteen passengers and crew are so far safe but are stranded at a yet-to-be-established location. A multi-agency search and rescue mission spearheaded by the Kenya Coast Guard is underway overnight."