More than 1,500 families in Kisumu county have been displaced by flash floods after River Nyando burst its banks following a downpour. The county government said residents of Nyando, Nyakach, Muhoroni and Kisumu East subcounties are worst hit. Kisumu county police commander John Kamau told the Star on the phone yesterday they are assessing the situation before planning assistance for the people. Muhoroni deputy county commissioner Kipkech Lotiatia said other affected areas are Miwani, Masogo-Nyang’oma and Ombeyi. Lotiatia said in some areas water is subsiding and families have started returning to their homes.
Source: The Star April 16, 2018 21:00 UTC