Floods Danger Looms in Taita-Taveta County as Heavy Rains Continue Pounding The Region

The people of Taita-Taveta County, especially those living at the lower regions, have been cautioned to be alert due to the heavy rains falling in the coastal region.

County Commissioner Rhoda Onyancha asking people living in the floods-prone areas to move to safer ground, as the rains are expected to increasing.

Three people have died in Kigombo area, Mwatate, and two others still missing as government agencies join villagers in the search for the victims.

Kigombo chief Kepha Mwasemba confirmed the deaths, expressing his fears about increasing casualities if nothing is done.     

Meanwhile, the people of West Pokot County, which suffered landslides last year, are being resettled.

Also, 1,600 families affected by the heavy rains and mudslides in Makueni County were ordered out of school compounds before the first term of the academic year started on 6th January.

Towards the end of last year, heavy rains pounded several regions, causing deaths, destroying homes, sweeping away livestock and damaging roads and bridges.

Nearly 130 people died and more than 330,000 were affected, with 17,000 being displaced countrywide. Some 11,000 livestock were also swept away by the raging floods.

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