One child has died and several others seriously injured in Kenya after being hit by a flying iron sheet, Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro has confirmed.

Speaking on Tuesday, May 21, the county boss stated the incident was as a result of the IALY cyclone which is currently hitting the coastal region.

“We have had an accident, some electricity poles have fallen. But in one ECDE centre in Mariakani, iron sheet came off the roof and killed one child,” Mung’aro stated.

Following the tragic incident, governor Mung’aro ordered the closure of all ECDE centres in the county until next week.