More Floods Coming – Wamalwa

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We have already lost at least 194 souls and seen hundreds of thousands of Kenyans displaced, floods are still threatening to continue ravaging Kenyans.

The Swollen River Moiben floods in Elgeyo Marakwet

This means effectively that floods have killed more Kenyans than Covid-19.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has warned that if Kenyans do not vacate flood-prone areas, we will see more casualties.

So far 194 have died, with 30 lives lost on Tuesday alone. Wamalwa says that the heavy rain will get heavier.

Already multiple rivers have burst their banks, risking the lives of people all over the country, from Nyanza and Western regions to the Coast and Rift Valley.

Wamalwa said that some schools have been closed and set aside to provide shelter for the displaced.

Water levels at the Masinga Dam are at the highest they have been since the dam was first built in 1978.

The Meteorological Department has promised heavy rains in Uasin Gishu, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Nandi, Vihiga, Kericho, Narok, Kisii, Samburu, and Nyamira.

Displaced people in Chesogon are pleading for drinking water and food. Displaced by mudslides and floods, the residents of West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet have suffered cold weather as well as hunger and thirst. 17 people are still missing since last week’s mudslides.

International agencies are reporting more than 1 million Kenyans displaced by floods.

The floods are the result of nearly two weeks of heavy rains.

 

 

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