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Floods Death Toll In Kenya Rises To 228

The number of people who have lost their lives due to floods-related incidences in the country has risen to 228.

Government spokesperson Isaac Mwaura said the ongoing flooding has also left 164 people with injuries while 72 others are currently reported missing.

In a statement on Sunday, Mwaura said approximately 212,630 persons from 42,526 households have been displaced.

Cumulatively, he said 223,198 people have been affected by floods countrywide.

Mwaura said Homa Bay, Kajiado, Nakuru, Mandera and Nairobi counties are the worst affected by the ongoing heavy rains that have unleashed floods of unprecedented proportions.

He said the government continues to effect the 24-hour evacuation notice issued on May 2.

The government is also facilitating logistical support by providing alternative accommodation and essential supplies to those affected, he added.

Mwaura said a multi-agency team is leading the evacuation in riparian areas and confirmed that 163,210 residents have so far been moved either forcefully or voluntarily.

He assured Kenyans that all National Game parks and reserves remain safe and largely accessible despite the ongoing floods.

Mwaura called on Kenyans to join in the ongoing relief efforts through donations or volunteering.

He advised Kenyans to report any flood-related emergencies via the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) toll free number 0800 721 571.

Mr. Mwaura also appealed to the development partners and friends of Kenya to support the nation during this period of emergency.



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