10 November 2017

Kenya: Rains Wreak Havoc in Homa Bay

Property of unknown value was destroyed by a storm in Homa Bay County on Thursday night as heavy rains continue to pound the area.

The property was destroyed when the strong winds blew off roofs at Amoyo market, West Kanyadoto Location, Ndhiwa Sub-County.


The wind blew off roofs of seven buildings and kiosks at the trading centre.

Houses in two homes were also destroyed.

"All property that was inside the buildings got destroyed. This is a serious economic setback for us," said Mr Lawrence Opany, one of the victims.

The storm further wreaked havoc at Amoyo Dispensary, which serves the largest population in Kanyadato Ward.


"People have been acquiring medication in tents after the dispensary roof was destroyed about six months ago. But it is unfortunate the wind blew off the tents and destroyed medical equipment inside," said Ms Atieno Ooko, the dispensary development committee chairperson.

Ms Ooko and Mr Opany called on the Homa Bay County Government disaster management department to intervene.

Ndhiwa police chief Nixon Makokha said nobody was injured during the incident.

"I have not received any reports on injuries or loss of life during the incident," said Mr Makokha.


Govt Improves in Global Corruption Ranking

Kenya's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) recorded a two-point improvement last year according to the latest report… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.