Overall Green alert Flood
in Kenya

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102561
Death: 0
Displaced: -
Countries: Kenya
From - To 08 Apr - 10 Apr

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Kenya - Floods, update (ECHO 12 Apr 2024)Fri, 12 Apr 2024 10:21

  • Heavy rainfall continues to affect northern, central and eastern Kenya since the beginning of the long rainy season (from March to May), causing rivers overflow (in particular the Tana River), floods, flash floods and triggering landslides that have resulted in more casualties and widespread damage. The most affected Counties are: Marsabit, Turkana, Tana River, Garissa, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Kisumu, Nairobi and Kitui.
  • UN OCHA reports, as of 11 April, 13 fatalities, approximately 15,000 displaced people and a total of around 20,000 affected people across the aforementioned Counties. The Nairobi County is the worst affected with 11 fatalities and around 9,000 displaced people. In addition, the same source reports several closed roads and highways.
  • Over the next 72 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is still forecast over most of the country.
Flood in Kenya - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationWed, 01 May 2024 11:04

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Kenya - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationTue, 30 Apr 2024 07:29

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Kenya - Floods, update (ECHO 02 May 2024)Thu, 02 May 2024 10:15

  • Heavy rainfall continues to affect most of Kenya since the beginning of March (the long rainy season lasts from March to May), causing rivers overflow (particularly the Tana and the Mara rivers), floods, flash floods and triggering landslides that have resulted in additional casualties and severe damage.  
  • The Kenya Red Cross reports, as of 1 May, 166 fatalities, 132 missing people, 23,511 displaced households (approximately 117,555 individuals) and 43,888 affected households (approximately 219,440 individuals).
  • On 29 April, the Old Kijabe dam, located in the Mai Mahiu area of the Great Rift Valley region, burst amid torrential rainfall. At least 50 casualties have been recorded but the death toll might increase. Rescue efforts are still ongoing.
  • Over the next 72 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is still forecasted over most of the country, except eastern counties.
Flood in Kenya - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationThu, 02 May 2024 12:02

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Kenya - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationFri, 03 May 2024 12:04

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Kenya - Floods and landslides (ECHO 06 May 2024)Mon, 06 May 2024 10:30

  • Heavy rainfall is currently affecting 38 of the 47 counties in Kenya (i.e 80% of the country), causing floods, triggering landslides and resulting in an increasing number of casualties and damage. Tropical Cyclone HIDAYA is expected to bring further heavy rainfall to the coastal areas of Kenya. Humanitarian partners are closely monitoring the situation and they sit ready to respond. 
  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as of 3 May, at least 210 people have died, 164 have been injured and 72 are still missing. In addition, more than 205,000 people have been affected and 194,305 displaced. 
  • At least 52 people died because of the mudslide that occurred in Mai Mahiu on 29 April. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing in Nakuru, Nairobi, Kirinyaga, Homa Bay and Tana River.
  • According to the Ministry of Health, the heavy rainfall and consequent floods have also led to a fourth cholera outbreak.
  • For the next 48 hours, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected across most of western, south-western and central Kenya. 
Flood in Kenya - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationMon, 06 May 2024 12:32

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Tana River County, Kenya, April 2024Local media reported over 50 passengers were rescued after a bus travelling from Garissa to Nairobi was swept away by floods in Tana River County, Kenya, on 09 April 2024.Tue 9 Apr 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 580 | About casualties: 192 | Last hour: 6

Portable acquires new house in Banana Island worth N100 million2024-05-06T16:27+0200.

Controversial singer Portable celebrates acquiring a N100 million mansion in Banana Island, Lagos. Portable shares excitement on Instagram while in Kenya, showcasing the mansion’s interior and exterior. Portable expresses gratitude to his C
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Kiambu Residents Living Near Karimenu Dam Demand Compensation before R ... 2024-05-06T16:06+0200.

Monday, May 06, 2024 at 4:54 PM by Sefu Sabila Gatundu North MP Njoroge Kururia has asked the government and the National Lands Commission (NLC) to speed up the compensation of residents near Karimenu Dam; The MP's plea comes after residen
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Kenya: President Ruto Announces Sh10,000 Stipend for Displaced Househo ... 2024-05-06T14:54+0200.

Nairobi President William Ruto says each of the 40,000 households displaced by the ongoing floods will receive a Sh10,000 stipend. Speaking when he visited flood victims in Mathare, the Head of State assured the displaced families will be g
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Kenya: Govt Sets Aside Sh1bn for Reconstruction of Schools Damaged By ... 2024-05-06T14:54+0200.

Nairobi The government has set aside Sh1 billion for the countrywide re-construction of schools damaged by floods. Speaking during a visit to Mathare, President William Ruto affirmed that the government will make sure that all schools are r
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),