3 dead, thousands displaced as floods wreak havoc in Mandera

A section of the families affected by floods after River Daua burst its banks receive aid courtesy of the Kenya Red Cross. [Ibrahim Adan Ali, Standard]

Mandera North and Mandera East remain the most affected River Daua burst its banks, flooding nearby homesteads.

Adan said Mandera South and Lafey su-counties also need immediate attention as rain is set to increase in those areas.

According to Khalalio MCA Mohamed Noor Yussuf, Dariqa location in Mandera East is entirely flooded displacing over 250 households.

"As a local leader, I have exhausted all available means to evacuate 250 families in Dariqa. We appeal for more support from the government and well-wishers before death cases occur," appealed Yussuf.

Trucks stuck at Kotulo town after the only bridge at the entry point to Mandera County submerged. [Ibrahim Adan Ali, Standard]

"Approximately 9,000 irrigated farmland from BP1 to Malkamari were affected by river floods and this has a great impact on our crops," said Kassim.

Accessibility to the markets across the sub-counties has also experienced a low supply of food commodities as roads are impassable.

Hundreds of lorries and trucks carrying assorted items are stuck at Kotulo as the only bridge at the entry point into the county has been submerged.