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Floods claim 168 lives in Kenya, displacing over 545,000 people

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Floods have claimed the lives of 168 people and displaced over 545,000 people in Kenya since the start of the year, according to the government. The floods have been caused by heavy rains that have triggered flash floods, landslides and river overflow in several parts of the country.

 

The worst-hit areas include Rift Valley, Western, Nyanza and Coast regions. The floods have destroyed homes, roads, bridges, crops and livestock. They have also damaged schools, health facilities and water supply systems.

 

The government has declared a state of emergency in 10 counties affected by the floods and has mobilized rescue teams and relief materials. It has also appealed for international assistance to cope with the humanitarian crisis.

 

The government has urged residents to avoid low-lying areas and follow evacuation orders if issued by authorities. It has also advised people to store food and water supplies and keep their phones charged in case of emergencies.

 

The government has expressed its condolences to the families of the victims and assured them of compensation. It has also vowed to rebuild the affected areas and restore normalcy as soon as possible.

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