Heavy rains continue to cause havoc countrywide

Written By: KBC Reporter

River Turkwel burst its banks on Friday displacing families in Turkana Central. With heavy rains continuing to cause havoc, over 2000 households have been displaced in the County.

At least ten people have been killed this weekend following heavy rains pounding most parts of the country.

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The flash floods swept away four members of a family in Elgeyo Marakwet while three others drowned in Turkana.

Two children died from the heavy downpour that continues to wreak havoc in West Pokot even as an overflow of a large amount of water killed a 54-year-old in Busia.

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Amid the deaths, scores of families have been displaced and dozens of livestock swept away in flash floods.

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In Turkana, the county government and humanitarian organisations among them Kenya Red Cross Society and Sapcone Monday began distributing food supplies to families affected by floods.

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200 households at Nakwamekwi village received 10 kilogrammes of maize each and an equal amount of beans.

Deputy county secretary, Robert Loyelei urged people living in low lying areas to relocate to higher ground, but residents complained there were no particular areas to relocate to.

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Loyelei said the County Government will support the flood-affected households and public schools with foodstuff and non-food items.

The County Government will also provide water with bowsers to the most affected areas until the water supply which was cut off by the floods is restored.


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