Kenya submerged by flooding: more than 70 Dead

Thousands are displaced by raging floods as extreme weather racks Kenya.

Kenya has been experiencing extreme weather in recent weeks, which has led to devastating flooding in many areas of the nation. The death toll since mid-March has reached 70, according to government spokesperson Isaac Mwaura’s confirmation on Friday. This is a considerable increase from previous accounts. This spike in deaths highlights the severe effects of the continuous, intense rains and flooding, especially in Nairobi and the western and central parts of Kenya.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua declared that the government has set aside 4 billion Kenyan shillings (about USD 29 million) for emergency relief measures in response to the situation. The exact details of how these money will be used are still unknown. Over 130,000 people are currently affected by the flooding, which has had a significant impact on the populace. Floodwaters have either completely submerged or swept away thousands of homes. In addition, the education sector has suffered as a result of flooding, which prompted the closure of 64 public schools in Nairobi. The infrastructure has not been spared either; numerous roads and bridges have been completely destroyed or severely damaged.

The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall advisory for the upcoming weekend, urging residents to exercise caution. This warning is part of broader efforts to mitigate further loss and damage as the country braces for more rain.

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