Floods Kill 169 People in Kenya 190,942 Others Affected Countrywide

The latest update from the Interior Ministry confirms a grim toll in the widespread flooding crisis, with the death count now reaching 169, and a staggering 190,942 individuals grappling with its consequences.

In a recent announcement, the Ministry highlighted the severe impact on several counties including Nairobi, Tana River, West Pokot, Nakuru, and Murang’a.

Specifically, landslides and mudslides have wreaked havoc in Murang’a and Nakuru Counties. Tragically, since the last report, an additional 66 lives have been lost, with recovery efforts ongoing at various incident sites.

Additionally, the Ministry disclosed that 91 individuals remain missing following separate incidents nationwide, with Mai Mahiu bearing the brunt with 53 missing persons, and Garissa reporting 16.

This sorrowful development follows a dam breach in Nakuru County after weeks of incessant rainfall, which forcibly displaced thousands from their residences.

The resulting chaos has severely disrupted travel along the primary Nairobi-Mai Mahiu-Nakuru and Narok route, stranding motorists since early Sunday morning, according to police reports.

Consequently, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) has announced the temporary closure of the Narok-Mai Mahiu Road due to structural damage, advising motorists to seek alternative routes.