NAIROBI- At least seven people have lost their lives over the past 24 hours with hundreds rendered homeless by the torrential rains pounding most parts of the country.
In Obunga village of Kisumu County, a family is in mourning after two of their kin were confirmed dead with the 3rd person still missing following the heavy rains that have pounded the area.
The two are said to have crossed River Waya to search for a missing cow when they were overwhelmed by the running waters on their way back when they attempted to cross the river.
One person remains missing even as the search operation continues.
Two people were also reported dead in Samburu as ongoing floods continue to wreak havoc across the country.
In Narok, residents barricaded the Narok Mai Mahiu road for over five hours after three people drowned.
Residents say the lives lost could have been saved had the police and the county rescue team responded in time.
The Kenya Meteorological Service has advised Kenyans to brace for heavier rains over many parts of the country in the next five days.–NNN-KBC
In a statement, the Meteorological department warned Kenyans to expect heavy rainfall of more than 50mm in the next 24 hours over Western Kenya, Southeastern lowlands, Central Rift Valley and Central Kenya including Nairobi area.
Parts of northern Kenya, Northeastern areas and coastal regions of Kwale, Lamu and northern parts of Tana River will also experience heavy rainfall.
The weatherman says heavy rainfall will continue on Saturday 17th March 2018 over counties in western, south and central Rift Valley, Southeastern, Isiolo and Samburu and Central parts of Kenya including Nairobi.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK