In Summary
  • Kenya Red Cross today has announced El Nino hit  again after a boat as capsized in Migori County.
  • According to reports,they have rescued five people but unluckily one person is still missing.
  • Total number of deaths due to El Nino is 142
Kenya Red Cross today has announced El nino has hit again after a boat as capsized in River Migori in Matanda, Migori County.

In a statement on X/Twitter, the Kenya Red Cross announced that six people were using the boat to cross the river when the tragedy happened. However, only five people had been rescued.

“Early this morning, a boat capsized at the River Migori in Matanda. Thanks to the quick response and support from the community, five individuals were successfully rescued,”

”Unfortunately,one person remains missing.The Kenya Red Cross and the County Government have mobilized additional divers for continued search and retrieval efforts,” The statement reads.

The body said that rescue efforts are ongoing for the missing person, having mobilized additional efforts for the search and retrieval efforts.

 The total number of deaths emanating from floods due to the current El Nino rains being experienced in the country has reached a total of 142.

Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura announced in a statement that the rainfall is expected to continue over the southern parts of the country, with a reduction in intensity and coverage over the Northern parts of the country.

He also highlighted the government’s efforts of putting up additional camps to accomodate the growing numbers of displaced individuals.

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