Weatherman warns of continued heavy rains

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of continued heavy rains throughout this week across Western, Central, Nairobi, North Eastern and Coastal regions.

Meteorological Department Director-General Stella Aura said that the regions are expected to experience torrential rainfall.

“The heavy rainfall of more than 30mm in 24 hours which is being experienced over several parts of the country is expected to continue,” she said.

She added that the rains are expected to “progressively increase to 40mm in 24 hours between Thursday and Friday this week.

At least 12 people have so far been killed following a landslide at the border of West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet which also displaced 4000 people. Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said more than 20 people were still missing.

One person was also reported dead at Kunyak in Kipkelion East, Kericho County following a landslide while the property was destroyed at Lembus Kamaruso in Sirwa, Baringo County after heavy rains wreaked havoc in the area last night.