55 families displaced as flash floods sweep through Trans Nzoia


More than 55 families have been displaced at Wayela village in Trans Nzoia County after River Sabwani burst its banks following a heavy downpour being witnessed in the region.

The families of over 200 people, who reside next to the river, were left homeless after water flooded their homesteads and farms forcing them to seek refuge in higher grounds.

“We have been forced to seek refuge at Kapsitwet Catholic Church as we wait for the water levels to come down before we can get back to our houses,” Mr. Mathias Wabomba, a victim.

“We, however, don’t know when the rains will end.”

According to the Trans NzoiaCounty Police Commandant Wilfred Mwora, police are ensuring that the families are secure at the church compound.

The police boss is, however, calling on well wishers and humanitarian organizations to come to the rescue of the families that are now in need of food, bedding and mosquito nets.

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