Continued floods in Kenya have claimed at least 116 lives and evicted 100,000 families, Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said.
About 29 counties were affected by the floods, and forecasters warned that the situation will get worse soon.
“To date, we have lost 116 people in various parts of the country and more than 100,000 households have been affected by floods. The rains continue to fall; people will have to keep moving to safer places as the rains continue into May,” Vamalwa said.
However, the number of families in dire need of an emergency response may be higher, Wamalwa noted, given the difficulties in collecting data from the government.
40,000 bags of rice were provided to the affected areas. Vamalwa noted that emergency units have been set up in all counties to help solve these problems.
In total, we have sent more than 40,000 bags of rice, thousands of boxes of vegetable oil, non-food items in 20 districts, that is, 550 bags for each district affected by the floods,”said Vamalwa.