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Kisumu, Migori floods displace over 900 families

A majority of families in Kolwa East have been displaced following the incessant torrential rainfall.

Since Monday, most families have experienced floods because of the ongoing heavy downpour. Most residents have abandoned their homes because of the worsening floodwaters.

According to Steve Owiti, Kolwa East MCA, the floodwaters have marooned schools such as Nyatege, Buoye, St Francis Nyamonge Masawa, and Obino Bungu, Nyaimbo, and Orongo.

He noted the county government was in talks with the Kenya Red Cross to assess the situation. Mr Owiti also said with the help of the Red Cross to distribute non-food items and food.

While speaking on Radio Ramogi, Owiti urged affected families to move to safer grounds before disaster struck and avoid loss of lives.

In Nyatike, Migori county, floods have caused havoc rendering about seven schools inaccessible, paralyzing any form of learning activities.

The deputy county commissioner of the area has said two secondary schools and five primary schools have closed shop.

However, despite the floods, students in the upper class managed to access their schools using boats, while the younger ones remain stranded.

Plans are underway to transfer affected students into nearby schools that haven’t been affected by floods.

Currently, 897 households are living in fear that the nightmare may extend for a much more extended period.

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