Nairobi — At least 3,000 people are displaced by floods in Migori District as a result of heavy rains.
The victims are camping at various trading centres, schools and churches in Nyatike Division after their homes were submerged in water.
The families are unlikely to enjoy their New Year festivities in the venues where they have sought refuge.
Red Cross officials however continued to give them relief food from the Government as heavy rains continued to pound the region.
Offices and houses at Lwanda Konyango police post were completely damaged with the district police officer Edward Mwamburi shifting his to higher ground.
Education officials expressed fears that some schools in the division may not reopen if the rains continued.
Several murram roads have been rendered impassable after bridges were swept away. Acres of food crop were also destroyed by the floods.
The residents asked the Government to construct dykes along the two rivers to stop the perennial flood crisis.
Elsewhere, River Sabaki burst its banks late yesterday and displaced more than 22 families at Madunguni area in Goshi location of Malindi District.
The river changed its course in the area and marooned neighbouring villages and farms, destroying crops and submerging houses.
More than 100 people were evacuated and taken to Mumangani Primary School but authorities said there were no casualties.
Malindi district commissioner Anne Ng'etich, mayor Patterson Kafulo and the local security team visited the area yesterday and ordered people living in the lowlands to relocate to higher grounds.
In Kitui, heavy rains that have been pounding the district for a week have caused panic among residents as rivers have burst their banks and cut off roads.
Kitui East has been de-linked from the rest of the district .
In another development, Traffic along the busy Nairobi-Kisumu road yesterday returned to normal after the receding of water levels at the Nyamasaria Bridge near Kisumu town.
The Kisumu-Ahero-Kisii road was also reopened to motorists as the Ministry of Roads and Public works cleared debris from the tarmac and inside the culverts.
On Saturday, the two roads and another, Kisumu-Chemelil, were closed for ten hours as floods continued to ravage the region following heavy downpours since Christmas Day.
Bridges were destroyed leading to diversion of routes as the lakeside town was almost cut off from the rest of the country.
In Bondo, fishing at Misori, Osindo and Likungu beaches has been affected following the collapse of a bridge due to heavy rains.
Hundreds of families cannot transport fish from Uyoma to Bondo due to the collapse.