Death Toll Rise in Kenya as Floods Continue to Wreck Havoc

Kenya Floods

Heavy rains across Kenya have claimed at least 34 lives as torrential rains continue for the third week, officials reported on Tuesday. The death toll rises from the previous 22 according to Francis Munyambu, the Rift Valley Police boss in the west of Nairobi. On Monday, the Kenyan Red Cross teams on the ground reported that the most affected regions include eastern and northern parts of Kenya where more than 70,000 people have been affected.

Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General , Abbas Gullet, said that an estimated 30,000 people are in dire need of relief. The abnormal heavy rains have been blamed on El-nino across east Africa. The recent bodies, 12 in number, were recovered by police in regions devastated by the raging floods as rivers swelled and dams broke banks. The heavy rains follow after a long dry spell that left thousands of animals dead and thousands of people in dire need of aid.

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