Heavy rainfall to continue this week warns weatherman

Written By: KBC Reporters

285 have lost their lives following the heavy rains experienced in most parts of the country for the last two months

The heavy rainfall being experienced in the Southern, Central and Western parts of the country is expected to continue this week, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) has warned.

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The weatherman says the rainfall will intensify from Wednesday through to Friday before likely decreasing on Saturday.

Some of the areas expected to be affected, according to the weatherman, include; Nairobi, Narok, Kajiado, Bomet, Kericho, Nakuru, Migori, Nyamira, Kisii, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Siaya. Busia, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu, Baringo, Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega as well as Elgeyo Marakwet among other areas will also likely be affected.

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Residents in these areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential floods, avoid driving through or walking in moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lighting strikes.

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Meanwhile, more than 200 households in Kisumu County have been displaced as a result of rising water levels in Lake Victoria.

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Residents of Ombaka area in Kakola village are the hardest hit following flooding in the area which has been attributed to a backflow of lake waters.

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The county government set up an evacuation centre at Nyamasao Primary School in Ombaka amid projections of torrential rains in coming days.

Emergency services supported by the Kenya Red Cross and Plan International were said to be helping displaced locals.

The Governor Anyang Nyong’o-led administration said the county was working with the national government on a dyking program to mitigate flooding in future.



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