KENYA: Floods hit thousands, including IDP camps

KENYA: Floods hit thousands, including IDP camps

NAIROBI, 2 April 2008 (IRIN) – At least 6,000 people have been affected by flooding following heavy rains in the southern coastal district of Taveta, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said.

“Three primary schools have also been closed temporarily after being submerged,” Anthony Mwangi, the KRCS Public Relations Manager said on 1 April. “The water levels in some areas are up to chest level.”

Groups of people have been marooned, with transport services also affected, he said. Continue reading