52 dead, thousands displaced by ravaging floods caused by rains- Red Cross

52 lives have been lost so far  with over 24000  people displaced across various regions in the country due to the severe flooding triggered by relentless heavy rains.

The report by Red Cross has listed The Rift Valley region with the highest number of  fatalities at 15 , with 3 others sustaining injuries, and 1,657 people displaced. 

The Eastern region is also grappling with 10 fatalities, 2 injuries, 1 missing person, and a staggering 2,190 people displaced. 

Elsewhere The Coast region has reported 3 fatalities and 174 displacements, while Central Kenya has 4 deaths and 1 displaced person. 

Kenya Red Cross Society secretary-general Ahmed Idris said the latest statistics from the Kenya National Disaster Operations Centre estimate the total displaced population at about 94,000 households in the country.

The Kenya Meteorological Department forewarned that the rains are expected to persist until January 2024, heightening the risk of further devastation.

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