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800 people left homeless after night floods

Residents spend the night in the cold

800 people left homeless after night floods

More than 200 households in Marigat town in Baringo South spent the night in the cold after their houses were submerged following heavy downpour pounding the area. 

The flash floods happened after Perkerra River burst its banks causing water to flow into adjacent homes in the locality, sweeping away some of the bridges within Marigat town.

Area MCA Lixon LemLem who spoke to journalists said that residents had been forced to flee which had affected their livelihood.

Salvaging property

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Residents frantically attempted to salvage their household items after the water levels receded as some moved their items to higher grounds.

Animal carcasses that had been swept by the heavy floods were lying on the town.

Local leaders called on the government to help fix the drainage challenge that faces the area every season.

Last year, water levels at major lakes in Baringo County increased tremendously which sparked fears of flooding in adjacent homesteads.

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