Floods misery, Narok and Samburu Counties

KBC Reporters
Business came to a standstill for hours in Narok Town, Narok County after heavy flooding occasioned by the continuing El Nino rains.
The heavy rains that began at 3pm, Sunday overwhelmed the recently constructed dam that was supposed to slow down rainstorm waters sending floods into the town that is also the Narok County headquarters.
Motorists were caught up in the mess that has been attributed to the poor drainage system in the town with vehicles stalling in the rainwater while some were swept away by the raging floods. Members of the public could only watch from a distance as property was swept away.
In the wake of the floods a bridge connecting parts of Narok town was destroyed and Livestock swept away.
Area residents have called on Narok County government to ensure that all dams and drainage systems meet the expected standards.
The business community has expressed worry that the flooding menace could affect the tourism sector that was beginning to pick up.
And in Samburu County, villagers in Lieleta village in Samburu east Sub County are counting losses after a heavy downpour that swept through the manyattas in the village.
Most of the residents are now seeking refuge in schools and churches to escape the wrath of mother nature.
Over 600 families are said to have incurred losses due to the floods attributed to the El Nino phenomenon that has matured and causing the heavy rainfall.
The residents are now seeking the intervention of both the national and county government and the Kenya RedCross as they fear they could contract water and vector borne diseases including cholera and malaria.
Area MCA Jackson Lelekenju distributed food stuffs to the affected villagers and urged national government and other stakeholders to assist the affected residents.
In the forecast ending Monday, the Kenya Meteorological Service has indicated that Forecast for the next seven days the country would receive heavy rainfall over most parts of the country.


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