In Summary
  • Over 70 houses, by Thursday, had been swept away while more than 400 locals were left in the cold following the heavy downpour since Monday.
  • Kenya Red Cross Society Lamu branch Coordinator Kawthar Alwy said they had already water treatment in order to avert outbreaks of water borne diseases.

Hundreds of families in Kiunga, Marerini and Bonini villages in Lamu East have been left homeless after their houses were swept away by floods following heavy rains in the region.

Over 70 houses, by Thursday, had been swept away while more than 400 locals were left in the cold following the heavy downpour since Monday.

This has forced many of the residents to set up temporary shelters.

Some families have also been forced to put up at neighbours’ houses after their houses were swept away by the raging floods.

Speaking to the Nation at Kiunga on Thursday, Lamu East Sub-County administrator Shee Kupi said a team from the Kenya Red Cross Society, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Lamu government was in the area to assess the situation and assist those affected.

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“We have been forced to cancel some activities including a land survey that was to take place in the area on Wednesday following the heavy rains,” said Mr Kupi.

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