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Heavy Rains Kill 112 In Kenya

The Red Cross Society says 112 people have lost their lives across Kenya due to floods being experienced as a result of the heavy rains.

“The numbers that we can report here is 112 people have lost their lives countrywide, acreage of land destroyed is over 21,000 acres in various parts of the country which had crops. Almost over 20,000 livestock have been washed away. 42 health facilities have also been affected by the floods in various parts of the country,” Red Cross official said.

Secretary General Abbas Gullet said 260,200 have been affected in 32 counties ravaged by the floods.

Abbas says the organization is trying to assist those affected in the priority areas of shelter, food, Health, water and sanitation

“The number of schools submerged are even over 100 and a number of them have become the IDP camps where people have taken refuge,” he said.

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