Stay alert, heavy floods coming to the following regions

More deaths and destruction have been reported across the country following the heavy rains. At the same time, 22 counties have been placed under floods watch.

Two pupils were yesterday killed by floods, adding to the death toll estimated at over 186, according to aid workers. At least another 291,566 people have been displaced across the country.

A Standard Six pupil died in Keiyo escarpment, while a Standard Eight pupil drowned in Ndaragwa in Nyandarua County.

In the Elgeyo Marakwet case, walls of a house collapsed on a minor in Kamogich as she slept.

Keiyo North Deputy County Commissioner Joseph Chepkwony said the girl died while being taken to Iten county referral hospital.

“Earth cracks have emerged in the area. Other areas have sunk and there are fears of a landslide,” said Mr Chepkwony.

In Ndaragwa, the Iria-Ini Primary School pupil was swept away by floods flowing into Lake Ol Bollosat. Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has mapped out 22 counties that are likely to experience heavy flooding with an advisory for residents to move to higher grounds.

Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Mandera, West-Pokot, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Trans-Nzoia, Nandi, Baringo, Nakuru, Kericho and Bomet are affected.

Others are Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Laikipia, Kiambu, Murang'a and Nyeri. A Government report shows that roads have been cut off in Garissa, Isiolo, Kisumu, Mandera, Marsabit, Nakuru, Tana