Floods wreck havoc in Kenya

image: Anadolu agency

From MARIA MACHARIA
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – FLOODS trailing heavy rains have left thousands of people homeless south of Kenya.
At least 5 000 are feared destitute after the inclement weather that also destroyed vast plantations and demolished infrastructure such as schools in Taveta, close to the border with Tanzania.
An outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera is feared in the villages of Bahati, Bura Ndogo, Chechewa, Kimorigo, Njoro Kubwa and Vikwatani villages.
Taita Taveta county administrator, Catherine Zawadi, said they were waiting for updates from humanitarian agencies to explore how government could assist victims.
“After we receive the report, will then assess what kind of help we will give affected people,” she said.
In April 2016, widespread flooding in Nairobi, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Turkana left over 34 000 homeless.
CAJ News

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