Kenya Floods: Death toll hits 164

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Kenya floods:Death toll hits 164

Ongoing flooding in Kenya has claimed the lives of another 164 people.Heavy downpours, during the rainy season, which lasts from March to May, have wreaked havoc all across the nation marked with flash floods, landslides and sinkholes that have left thousands displaced, livestock dead and crops destroyed. 

Cabinet Secretaries who addressed a press conference from the Meteorological Department on Wednesday said there is looming danger, because most people are not heeding to government directives to move.

We have no option but to move them out by force,” Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said, “that is already going on in affected areas in Garissa and Tana River.

This is a disaster and we cannot keep pleading with our people to move out, we must move them out,” he said.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said dams have full to capacity in unprecedented levels across the country.

“We have never witnessed this and that is not a good sign,” he said, “people must move.”

Information and Communications Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the Meteorological Department will be issuing regular weather alerts, effective Wednesday and has urged the media to disseminate the information.