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Flood kills 44 people in Kenya

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A relentless heavy downpour has claimed the lives of 44 persons and left approximately 60,000 people struggling to cope with the catastrophic effects, the Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRCS) reported.

In Nairobi, the capital city, the Mathare slums bore the brunt of the deluge, trapping its predominantly low-income residents in their homes. Wednesday witnessed severe flooding engulfing the area following an overnight rainstorm, further exacerbating the already dire situation.

The impact of the torrential rains extended to other infrastructures, crippling their usage.

Kenya’s domestic railroad operations has been grounded and selected highways have been forced to shut down temporarily in affected regions.

Amidst the ongoing crisis, the Kenya Meteorological Department issued a forecast, warning of continued rainfall across various parts of the country, with heavy downpours anticipated in the near future.

In response to the growing emergency, Kenya announced on Thursday that it has escalated its efforts to address the flooding crisis gripping multiple regions.

Emergency measures have been put in place to provide urgent assistance and relief to the affected communities.

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