A family in Nyamataro Kisii town escaped death after their house collapsed following the ongoing heavy rains across the country.

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Tears and background sounds of desperately crying young children could be heard when Hivisasa's Geoffrey Makori arrived at the scene on Tuesday morning.

Two women and a man were sitting at the muddy pavement holding their cheeks tears rolling down.

On one on one interview, the over seventy years old Pacifica Matara said that she, her 8 children and 7 grandchildren were in the middle of heavy sleep before they were awakened by a loud bang at midnight.

“We were asleep and at around 2 am I was awakened by crying grandchildren, waking up mounds of soil had trapped them on a mat they were sleeping on.

 I screamed and luckily we were rescued by good samaritans who made sure the children were safely evacuated,” tearfully narrated Pacifica.

The woman described how she has been living in poverty for decades following a court battle over a land dispute case that has run for 8 years.

“I have been in court for 8 years now with people who are after my small piece of land. I don’t have anything. Right now I have nowhere to sleep. We were rained on the whole night and even now we have nowhere to shelter,” She added.

The family has appealed to well-wishers especially the county government of Kisii to rescue them put a smile on their face.