Fifteen Lives Lost in Kenya Due to Devastating Flooding


Fifteen people have tragically lost their lives in Kenya as a result of flooding caused by torrential rains, with numerous homes swept away and farmland devastated. This devastating situation has left the country grappling with the aftermath of heavy rainfall and destructive floods, which have inundated homes and submerged roads.

The Kenya Red Cross reported that, as of Monday, November 6, approximately 15,264 households have been affected, with 15 confirmed casualties. Additionally, more than 1,000 livestock have perished, and around 240 acres (97 hectares) of agricultural farmland have been ruined due to the flooding.

The United Nations’ humanitarian agency, OCHA, had previously warned that eastern Africa could expect above-average rainfall during the October-December period, largely attributed to the El Nino phenomenon. In light of this, Kenya’s Meteorological Department issued a cautionary statement last week, indicating that the heavy rains could be accompanied by strong winds capable of causing damage such as roof displacement, uprooting of trees, and structural destruction.

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