66 Kenyans killed by floods in the last 24 hours- Interior Ministry

Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki has sadly announced an additional sixty-six lives lost within the last 24 hours due to the ongoing heavy rains. In his latest update provided today, CS Kindiki highlighted Nairobi, Tana River, West Pokot, and Homa Bay as the most severely affected counties.

Furthermore, residents of Murang’a and Nakuru counties are grappling with the devastating consequences of landslides and mudslides.

This tragic development brings the total death toll to 169 as of Monday, April 29. Among the heartbreaking incidents, a mudslide in Mai Mahiu claimed the lives of 46 individuals, while Garissa and Sindo, Homa Bay reported four fatalities each.

The statement also reveals that 102 survivors are currently receiving medical attention across various regions, with 91 individuals still unaccounted for. In Mai Mahiu, 53 people are reported missing, and in Garissa County, efforts continue to locate 16 individuals after a boat carrying over 20 passengers capsized on Sunday evening.

The impact of the floods has left 30,099 households displaced, affecting over 150,000 people nationwide. Approximately 200,000 Kenyans are feeling the direct repercussions of this natural disaster, with limited resources available to alleviate the situation.

To facilitate assistance and streamline efforts, the Ministry of Interior has established a dedicated report desk in Mai Mahiu for families to report missing persons as search and rescue operations persist. The public is urged to remain vigilant and comply with safety directives issued by local authorities.

In the event of emergencies stemming from the ongoing floods, individuals are encouraged to report incidents through the toll-free line: 080072157.

Meanwhile, former President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended a gesture of support by donating KSh2 million to the Kenya Red Cross to aid in their ongoing search and rescue operations nationwide. His contribution aims to bolster relief efforts and provide essential aid to affected families, offering them solace during these challenging times.