The raging floods that have engulfed Kenya since March have claimed 132 lives and displaced 222,456 people, the government said yesterday.

Karanja Kibicho, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, called on Kenyans to exercise caution and extreme care during heavy rains in flood prone areas.

“Latest statistics indicate that 222,456 people have been displaced by floods while, sadly, another 132 lives have been lost in the floods,” Kibicho said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

He said a multi-sectoral team which had been formed since the onset of the rainy season in March has been working round the clock to rescue flood victims as well as to provide food and medicines to citizens in all the affected

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