Staff Injured as Strong Winds Hit Nation Media Offices[PHOTOS]

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    Nation Media Group offices
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  • The Nation Media Group Kisumu regional offices were on Tuesday, October 5, damaged extensively after a strong wind wreaked havoc.

    The winds damaged the offices, the media house's equipment, and injured staff members.

    NTV journalist and sports anchor Seth Olale, shared the news on the incident, sharing images showing the magnitude of the damage.

    Olale confirmed that a few of the office staff suffered slight injuries but did not disclose the number of those injured. 

    In one of the images, a woman believed to be a staff member can be seen lying on the floor. However, efforts by Kenyans.co.ke to identify her identity and designation at the media house bore no fruits by the time of going to press.

    Kenyans.co.ke could also not independently verify whether she was lying down after suffering injuries or shielding herself from the flying objects.

    Also, shattered glasses are seen scattered all over the office floor, with broken window frames being a common denominator.

    Damage
    Window Frames Lying Over Office Media Equipment Following Strong Winds in Nation Media Group, Kisumu bureau on Tuesday, October 5.: Twitter.

    According to one of the NMG Kimathi Street office staffers, preliminary investigations to establish the magnitude of the damage are ongoing, and the media house will make an official statement.

    “Once we get the full information on the incident, we shall let the public know," the NMG employee who sought anonymity told this reporter.

    Efforts to reach the NMG's management for a comment did not bear any fruits.

    Weather changes have been occurring in the country, with the Kenya Metrological Department cautioning Kenyans on possible extreme conditions.

    The weatherman had announced that continual rainfall in the Lake Basin region would continue on the day the strong winds struck the bureau.

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    Shattered glass spattered on the floor of Nation Media Group, Kisumu bureau on Tuesday, October 5. : Twitter

    “Rainfall is expected to continue over several parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and South Rift Valley, as well as over few areas in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley."

    “Strong southerly to south-easterly winds with speeds exceeding 25 knots (12.9 m/s) is expected over some parts of the Coast, the South-eastern lowlands, North-western, and North-eastern Kenya,” the Met department announced.

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    Window Frames Lying Over Office Media Equipment and Window Glass Spattered On The Floor Following Strong Winds in Nation Media Group, Kisumu bureau on Tuesday, October 5. : Twitter