Isolated, torrential rainfall as part of the Long Rains season caused flooding in several parts of Kenya between the middle of March and May 2013. The worst affected areas included the Marsabit and Isiolo provinces, where heavy rains triggered floods leading to damages to infrastructure, and inaccessible roads. Heavy rains also induced floods in the southern Narok and northern Kajiado provinces further south, and caused flooding along the Tana River resulting in displacement of thousands of people during the first week of April. (FEWS, 10 Apr 2013)
By the end of the season, more than 140,000 people had been displaced and 96 deaths had been recorded. Almost 14,000 acres of arable farmland had been destroyed. A large number of latrines had collapsed and contaminated water sources. By July, the floods had receded in most of the affected regions. (IFRC, 14 Nov 2013).
In August, more than 2,000 people were displaced by floods in Marigat District, after the waters of Lake Baringo rose (Kenya Daily Nation, 9 Aug 2013).