Kenya Floods – 1 Killed in Kajiado, 2,000 Displaced in Kisumu

Heavy rain which resulted in deadly floods in Siaya County, in south-west Kenya a few days ago has now affected other areas of southern Kenya, leaving 1 dead and 2,000 displaced.


In Kajiado county, one person was killed after he was swept away in his vehicle by the overflowing Olkerirai River on Sunday 05 April 2015, according to The Star Kenya. Two others fond themselves in similar circumstances the day before and had to be rescued.


Around 1,500 people were forced from their homes after flood water started to rise in Muhoroni, Kisumu county, on Monday 06 April 2015.

Local media say that the worst affected areas include Migosi, Nyakach Manyatta, Nyalenda, Kaloleni, Bandani and Kondele. The flooding was blamed on the poor state of the drainage system in the area.

Floods in Kisumu county also displaced around 80 families in Achuodho village on Sunday 05 April 2015, according to Kenya Red Cross. Some of the families have moved to churches and schools while others are living in camps provided by the Kenya Red Cross. Crops, livestock and roads have all been damaged in the flooding.

The death in Kajiado means that at least 6 people have died in flooding in Kenya in the last week. At least 5 people died in Siaya County after heavy rains resulted in flooding after local dams were breached.