The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Floods Continue to Wreck Havoc Across the Country

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Residents of Lari make their way through the floods following heavy rains.

Five more people have died in Pokot County as a result of mudslides and floods following heavy rains that have been experienced in various parts of the country.

This brings to 18 the total number of deaths as a result of the mudslides in the area and flooding after River Wei Wei burst its banks. 26 other people are as yet unaccounted for. Additionally 200 families have been displaces.

In Kerio Valley, 12 people have been confirmed dead as 10 others were reported missing after mudslides swept away homes. The dead are mostly children. 500 people from the area have however been relocated to avert further loss of lives.

In Kisumu as well, flooding has occurred after River Nyando burst its banks following heavy downpour over the weekend.

100 families have been displaced as a result. Rift Valley police chief John Mbijiwe has said a police helicopter is being used in rescue operations in the area. The government has urged people living in flood-prone areas to vacate immediately.

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