Kenya: Death toll from floods passes 200

Kenya Death toll from floods

Kenya: Death toll from floods: With 72 people still listed as missing and 164 injured, the death toll from the catastrophic floods in Kenya has reached 228. Over 223,000 people have been impacted by the floods, according to government spokesman Isaac Mwaura’s announcement on Sunday (May 5).

The evacuation orders that were issued on May 2nd are being vigorously enforced by the authorities. The government has organized alternative housing for 163,210 people who were forced to leave riparian regions in Nairobi County alone. There are two types of evacuations: voluntary and forced.

According to Isaac Mwaura, the country is still safe for tourists to visit, even though the situation is still going on. Tourists and employees alike were recently evacuated from the Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya.

The devastating floods have wreaked havoc across East Africa, intensified by weeks of heavier-than-usual seasonal rainfall, climate systems like the Indian Ocean Dipole, and natural weather events like El Niño.

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