In Summary
  • Residents of Mororo, Bakuyu and Ziwani have been forced to seek shelter on higher ground in Garissa town after their houses were submerged and valuables washed away.
  • Hundreds of people are spending the night in the cold and have not received help from the government or humanitarian agencies.

  • According to Kenya Red Cross, residents of Mansabubu in Fafi constituency are marooned and efforts are underway to rescue them.

Hundreds of families living along River Tana in Garissa County are staring at a humanitarian crises after the river burst its banks due to heavy rains.

Families in Mororo, Bakuyu and Ziwani have been forced to seek shelter on higher ground in Garissa town after their houses were submerged and valuables washed away.

A number of people are marooned on farms with little food.

Abdallah Umuro, a resident of Mororo, said hundreds of people are spending the night in the cold and have not received help from the government or humanitarian agencies.

COLLAPSED

"Our houses have collapsed and all valuables have been washed away. We have now erected temporary shelters as we wait for assistance," he said.

Mr Umuro said their biggest worry is outbreak of water borne diseases because there are no latrines and children have now started showing signs of diarrhoea.

The displaced residents have built their shelters near Garissa bridge with children playing dangerously near the river oblivious of the risk.

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