Devastating floods ravage parts of east Africa, displacing thousands in Kenya, Tanzania


KENYA – Heavy rains and flooding have wrought havoc across East Africa, claiming lives and displacing thousands of people in Kenya and Tanzania, reports Africanews.

The situation was dire across the region, with Kenya reporting at least 13 fatalities from flooding, while Tanzania has recorded 58 deaths in the past two weeks alone.

Infrastructure had been severely damaged, exacerbating the crisis.

Authorities urged residents in flood-prone areas to relocate as the rains persist.

The Kenyan meteorological department had issued warnings about the impending heavy rainfall, urging preparedness for potential floods.

As the region braces for further rainfall, the plight of those affected by the floods underscores the urgent need for coordinated disaster response efforts to mitigate the impact on vulnerable communities.

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