More than 100 people dead after flooding and landslides in Kenya

first_imgDozens feared dead after landslides hit Kenya’s West Pokot County At least two people dead in Kenya’s North East Residents carry their belongings inside flood water as they evacuate from their home after River Nzoia burst its banks and due to the backflow from Lake Victoria, in Nyadorera, Siaya County, Kenya May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya A trader, after securing the main entrance, walks from her premises after the River Nzoia burst its banks due to a backflow from Lake Victoria, in Nyadorera, Siaya County, Kenya May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya TPXMore than 1,800 families in western Kenya have been rendered homeless after the River Nzoia burst its banks, says the Kenya Red Cross.There have also been landslides leaving many homes submerged in the Buyuku village of Budalangi.“It’s been flooding for three days now,” said Vincent Ochieng, one of the residents affected by the floods. “I think the government is not even aware, but now we are telling them. We are asking them if there are any plans to assist us, only two boats are here for evacuating people.”On April 30, Eugene Wamalwa, Kenya’s Devolution Cabinet Secretary, told Citizen TV Kenya that 116 people had died in the country due to the flooding across 29 counties.Heavy rainfall in recent days has led to flooding and landslides across the region.The Kenya Red Cross has appealed to the Kisumu County government to free-up rescue centres, due to concerns that COVID-19 could spread due to overcrowding.Relatedcenter_img 100,000 people impacted by heavy rains in Kenyalast_img

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