Floods in Kenya leave 267 dead, 281,000 displaced

At least 267 people have been killed by flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in Kenya since mid-March, Xinhua reported citing the government said on Friday.

According to the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, 188 people have been injured and 75 are missing. In addition, 281,835 people have been displaced, and 380,573 have been affected by persistent heavy rains and flooding.

Hefty rains have been pounding several parts of the country, exacerbated by the 2023-24 El Nino climate phenomenon, highlighting the urgent need for humanitarian assistance.

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