200 People Die Following Flooding and Landslides in Kenya

Heavy Rains are Expected to Continue in the Coming Weeks

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At least 200 people have died after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in Kenya. The authorities said the floods have displaced at least 100,000 people.

The rains accelerated in mid-April and are expected to continue in the coming weeks, the Kenya Meteorological Department said. Floods and landslides have been concentrated in the western parts of the country.

The rains have complicated the country’s efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. The government has started providing food and water to the displaced families. Security officials were already evacuating residents in high-risk areas.

“We are not waiting for people to move – we are moving some people away from danger,” the Interior Ministry said.