Disasters Taking Toll In 2020

It is the second month of the year 2020 and already the country reports numbers of catastrophes leading to loss of lives, destruction of property, displacement of people and much more.

To begin the year was the invasion of locusts in the northern and northeastern parts of the country which has since spread to different parts of the country locals crying foul of the serious negative impacts left.

In Murang’a and Kirinyaga for instance locusts have fed on crops and animals fodder leaving the areas with possibility of animals and locals suffering from famine.

The invasion has lately hit Embu County with more other counties likely to experience the same.

Kenya Red Cross has been updating on different disasters befalling different areas in the country.

Fire razed a dormitory in Moi Girls High School in Mandera County property leaving property destroyed disrupting learning.

Heavy downpour going on in Machakos has seen a number of houses collapsing leading to people losing their homes seeking refuge in nearby schools and churches.

The same has been reported in Hakaiga, Kiambu County with the Red Cross on ground to help the displaced families.

A 14-seater matatu following a heavy downpour in Makueni plunged into River Waani in Mbooni. The Red Cross was quick in responding evacuating all the occupants with no casualty being encountered.

On Saturday morning fire was reported to have broken out in the Nairobi’s big sprawling market, i.e Gikomba, disaster agencies responding to salvage property.

No casualty by time of press was reported out of the Gikomba inferno.

Landslides also have reportedly rocked a village in Kisii leaving families helpless after losing their homes. The village has been identified as Nyamwomba, found in Sasi Ward, Kisii County.

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Kai Eli

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