Articles tagged "kenya"

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Severe hailstorm leaves a trail of destruction in Narok, Kenya

Residents of Narok in Kenya, woke up to a blanket of snow and a trail of destruction Monday morning, September 7, 2020, following a heavy hailstorm that struck the town overnight. Wide swaths of crops were severely damaged, leaving farmers devastated as they...

September 09, 2020

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Floods kill 285, affect more than 800 000 in Kenya -- crop loss may lead to food insecurity

The death toll from floods that have been pounding Kenya since April has risen to 285 and the number of people affected to 810 655, the government reported in a nationwide briefing​ on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Intense downpours caused havoc across the nation,...

May 28, 2020

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Swirling sinkhole devours huge chunk of land in Kenya

A swirling sinkhole swallowed a huge chunk of land in the county of Kericho in Great Rift Valley, Kenya, on May 1, 2020, as heavy rains continue to pound the country. As of May 4, the death toll across the country reached 164, government officials confirmed....

May 05, 2020

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Ongoing floods claim 116 lives, displace 100 000 families in Kenya

Ongoing floods in Kenya have claimed at least 116 lives and displaced 100 000 families, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa reported Wednesday, April 28, 2020, as he addressed the media. Some 29 counties have been affected by the severe weather, and...

April 30, 2020

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32 000 displaced by ongoing rains in Kenya, flooding and mudslide death toll rises to 29

Ongoing rains in Kenya continue to cause widespread and damaging floods in the western and eastern counties, displacing as many as 32 000 people so far since March 2020, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS). The death toll from massive mudslides and...

April 28, 2020

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Flash floods and massive landslides wreak havoc in western Kenya

Heavy rains triggered devastating landslides and flash flooding in the counties of Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot, Kenya, over the weekend, leaving a path of destruction. At least 4 000 people have been displaced, 24 people are missing, and 6 were killed, including...

April 21, 2020

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Kenya suffers worst locust invasion in 70 years, FAO warns infestation may worsen

After having ravaged crops across Ethiopia and Somalia, swarms of locust reached Kenya in their worst infestation in 70 years. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, that the invasions may worsen if the aerial and ground...

January 30, 2020

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Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present...

January 20, 2020

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Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children's new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya,...

December 03, 2019

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Fatalities surge to 65, widespread devastation as heavy rains continue to batter Kenya

Five people were killed by severe flooding in the Rift Valley, raising the death toll to 65, officials confirmed on Monday, November 25, 2019. The number of affected people in West Pokot county has also increased between 80 000 to 120 000. The positive Indian Ocean...

November 26, 2019

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Death toll rises to 24 as heavy rains trigger landslides in Kenya

The death toll has increased to 24 after a rain-induced landslide on November 22, 2019, in West Pokot county, Kenya. Villages have also been flooded, and at least one bridge was damaged. The severe weather is being influenced by the very strong, positive Indian...

November 23, 2019

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29 people dead, 11 700 displaced as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides across Kenya

29 fatalities have been reported due to flood and landslide-related incidents after heavy rains battered Kenya, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirmed on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Six others were injured in floods that affected parts of the northeastern and...

October 25, 2019

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Severe windstorm hits parts of Kenya, signals start of rainy season

A severe windstorm hit parts of Kenya on October 1, 2019, causing damage and power outages in the capital Nairobi, Murang'a, Thika, and Machakos. The event also caused traffic chaos on major roads in Nairobi. David Koros, a principal at Kenya Meteorological...

October 02, 2019

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7 dead after flash floods hit Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya

Seven tourists died after being swept away by a flash flood in Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya. The victims were identified as five Kenyans of Indian descent, an Indian, and their Kenyan driver. The park has then been temporarily closed. Seven bodies have been...

September 03, 2019

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1.1 million food insecure, food prices increase sharply as severe drought takes over Kenya

Below average rainfall across Kenya during the short rainy season from October to December of 2018 has been compounded by a delayed long rainy season from March to May of 2019. A drought alert has been raised for 15 arid and semi-arid counties while five counties...

May 06, 2019

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10-km-long earth crack opens on Elgeyo escarpment, Kenya

A 10-km-long (6.2 miles) earth crack has emerged on the slopes of Elgeyo escarpment in western Kenya last week, following heavy rain in the region. There are more than 10 000 households living on the escarpment, a part of the western wall of the Great Rift Valley....

May 31, 2018

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Kenya Dam burst and floods death toll reached 48, 40 still missing

The death toll after the Patel dam burst in central Kenya on May 9, 2018 has reached 48 and still continues to rise. There 40 people still missing, officials said. Over 500 homes were affected after the private Patel dam in Solai collapsed last week, submerging...

May 14, 2018

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At least 48 killed after dam burst in central Kenya

At least 38 people were killed on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a dam collapsed in central Kenya, submerging homes over a radius of nearly 2 km (1.2 miles). The number of people killed in Kenya since the start of the wet season has thus risen to at least 164....

May 10, 2018

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Floods kill 72, displace 210 000 across Kenya, dams reaching dangerous levels

Heavy rain and floods affecting Kenya since March 2018 have displaced more than 211 000 people, killed at least 72 and injured 33 across the country. The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected to continue​ and...

April 26, 2018

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20 killed, 33 000 displaced as floods continue affecting Kenya

More than 20 people were killed and 33 000 displaced from their homes over the past 10 days as floods continue affecting Kenya. According to FloodList, this is the third wave of flooding in the country since March this year. At least 15 people died and hundreds...

April 18, 2018

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Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

A large crack, stretching several kilometers, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area. The Earth is an...

March 30, 2018

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New crevasses near Suswa shield volcano raise concerns, Great Rift Valley, Kenya

New crevasses appeared in Suswa shield volcano area, Kenya on March 19, 2018, severely damaging busy Mai Mahiu-Narok road just one week after a similar incident occurred on the same road. The tear is as much as 15 meters (50 feet) deep and more than 20 meters (65...

March 20, 2018

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Widespread floods hit Kenya, at least 19 killed and scores injured

Three days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding across Kenya this week, killing at least 19 people and injuring and displacing scores of others. Heavy rains are expected to continue for at least 5 more days. The deaths happened as flood and river waters hit...

March 18, 2018

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Heavy rain, deadly floods affecting Kenya

Heavy rains have been affecting northern and central Kenya since November 1, causing floods, casualties, and damage. As of early November 10, four people were reported dead and 70 families have been displaced in Marsabit County. In addition, 200 families were...

November 10, 2017

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Severe floods hit coastal Kenya, at least 9 casualties

Deadly flooding and landslides in southern and eastern parts of Kenya claimed lives of at least 9 people since the rains started on Friday, May 5, 2017. More than 5000 people in Taveta Taita Taveta County near the Kenya coast have been displaced by flooding on May...

May 10, 2017

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Huge underground water reserve discovered in drought-stricken Kenya

200 billion cubic meters of underground water was found under the plains of drought-stricken northern Kenya. Kenyan environment ministry said that newly discovered aquifer brings hope and promise of prosperity to tens of millions without adequate

September 12, 2013

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Moderate M 4.6 earthquake close to Nairobi, Kenya

A moderate shallow earthquake meassuring magnitude 4.6 struck at only 33 km from the capital of Kenya, Nairoby on April 17 at 02:01 UTC.  The epicenter was located  16km (9 miles) NE from Limuru, 22km (13 miles) NNW from Kiambu and  33km (20 miles) NNW

April 17, 2012

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Cholera epidemic spreads in famine-hit Somalia

A cholera epidemic is spreading in famine-hit Somalia, with alarming numbers of cases among people driven to the capital Mogadishu by a lack of food and water, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Cholera outbreaks have now been confirmed in several regions,...

August 18, 2011

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Antimalarial trees in East Africa threatened with extinction

Researchers  find  that plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities - ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region's communities for hundreds of years - are at risk of extinction. Scientists fear that these natural remedial qualities, and

April 27, 2011