Kenya: Floods - Aug 2011
Starting August 2011, heavy rains in northwestern Kenya caused several cases of flash flooding in the Kisumu East, Nyando, and Turkana districts. Around Kakuma, an estimated 60,000 people experienced flooding with water sources, latrines and homes damaged (UNICEF, 17 Aug 2011). As of 12 December ,Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) estimated at least 25 people had lost their lives in flood-related incidents and approximately 15,045 households (91,692 people) were displaced from their homes (IFRC, 12 Dec 2011).
NAIROB I, 30 December 2011 (IRIN) - Severe drought, [ http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=93426 ] exacerbated by poverty and conflict, hit at least four countries in 2011 - Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - displacing hundreds of thousands of people.
NAIROBI, 15 December 2011 (IRIN) - Rain-induced floods in several parts of Kenya have affected at least 105,000 people and weakened the country's food security situation – already affected by severe drought - a government official said on 15 December.
NAIROBI, 6 December 2011 (IRIN) - Heavy rains in Kenya have washed away bridges and rendered many roads impassable, complicating efforts to reach thousands of people made homeless by the flooding, an official of the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) told IRIN.
MOMBASA, 17 October 2011 (IRIN) - Flash floods in coastal areas of Kenya have claimed several lives, damaged schools and destroyed sewage systems, leading to fears of disease outbreaks, according to officials and local residents.
Affected areas include Changamwe, Kisauni, Kongowea and Likoni estates in Mombasa, where flood waters have submerged large areas, making it difficult for residents to access clean water. Pit latrines have also been submerged in Ukunda in Kwale County, which neighbours Mombasa.
AST POKOT/TURKANA, 27 September 2011 (IRIN) - Flash floods in northwest Kenya are hampering the delivery of emergency relief aid to thousands of pastoralists hard hit by a severe drought there, say officials.
"East Pokot, with a population of over 300,000 people who rely on relief food, is the most affected," Osman Warfa, the Rift Valley Provincial Commissioner, told IRIN.
"It is still raining [and] almost all the roads from Chelkelgit [the district headquarters] where the food is stored are impassable.
GILGIL, 9 September 2011 (IRIN) - More than three years after being chased from their homes into squalid camps, hundreds of families at several sites in Kenya's Rift Valley Province, the worst affected in the 2008 post-election violence [ http://www.irinnews.org/IndepthMain.aspx?reportid=76116&indepthid=68 ] , now have to contend with a new assault on their wellbeing: dirty flood water.