The families drawn from Githogondo and Ndiambo were sleeping when the heavy rains submerged their houses and completely destroyed them on Monday night
Food, clothes and properties of unknown value were also carried away following the heavy rains that pounded the area.
This latest incident now brings to 150 the number of families who have been left homeless since the rains started in October.
By GEORGE MUNENE
The victims aged between four and 23 years were asleep in their grass-thatched house when they were buried alive in the 1am incident.
In Migori, a woman died after she fell and slipped into a swollen river. At least 200 families have been displaced in Ahero, Kisumu County, after River Nyando burst its banks following heavy rains.
In Kilifi, more than 240 people have been cut off following the swelling of Milore River due to heavy rains.
By NATION TEAM
- In the current year, the government has set aside about Sh850 million for the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
- A procurement guideline for schools has been designed to ensure transparency.
- SNV and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have carried out a pilot study on smallholder farmers in the school markets programme.
- About 15, 000 smallholder farmers are now part of the 134 organisations that access the school markets.
By BEATRICE OBWOCHA
By MAGDALENE WANJA
Fifteen families in Solai, Nakuru County, have been left homeless and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination candidates had trouble accessing their schools following heavy El Niño rains.
A large section of the Ng’endaptich Primary School grounds was flooded by water overflowing from the swollen Lake Solai.
In addition, most roads in the area have been rendered impassable, making it difficult for students to go to school.
The most affected one is the Kapenguria-Kainuk road which connects Turkana County to the rest of Kenya.
The rains destroyed the road at Kambi Karai, a few kilometres from the Marich Trading Centre which left motorists who operate between West Pokot and Turkana counties stranded.
This has sparked off fears of a humanitarian crisis with a looming food shortage as the area does not have shops.
A truck was swallowed by a deep ravine in the section of the washed off road.