Saturday, May 5, 2012

Floods kill and displace many

The heavy rains being experienced in all parts of the country has left more than 60,000 and at least 50 people dead since March according to the report by Kenya Red Cross Society. In areas such as the Kerio Valley, more than 20,000 people are in the cold after their homes were destroyed.
Areas occasioned by landslides in the Rift valley such as Baringo, Marigat and Marakwet Counties are the worst hit by the heavy downpour.
In Kajiodo County, four died yesterday after the car they were travelling in was swept by a swollen river and another case was reported in Nairobi’s Kayole after a landslide left one person dead. Other incidents include the one at Hells Gate National Park where 7 were swept by the flash floods.

The Metrological Dept has predicted that the heavy rain will continue until the end of May.

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