Thika-based journalist’s video features in Reuters

Gitau Wanyoike of KTN Kenya taking a fair shot while reporting about the floods that have hit the region following the current heavy rains
An exclusive live coverage by a Thika-based news reporter on Tuesday showing the Kenyan police helicopter rescuing a fisherman who had been sandwiched between the raging flash waters of Athi River feature on Reuters, a recognition of his great works internationally.

Gitau Wanyoike, a reporter for KTN Television, covered the dramatic rescue mission of Vincent Musila, who had spent three nights stuck on a river islet surrounded by flood water before a helicopter saved him.


Musila had gone fishing at the river when it burst its banks. He said floodwaters came in "suddenly" while he was fishing from a small patch of land in the middle of the river, outside Thika town.

"Within seconds water was everywhere and I could not cross. It's been terrible over the last three days being stranded here in the cold and rain. I was hungry and went through a lot," he said after the rescue.

Crowds watched helplessly for three days as they waited for emergency services to rescue him.
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