Landslides rock Kapsiekwa village in Elgeyo Marakwet, Nyaru-Kimwarer road cut off.

Landslides has hit Kapsiekwa village in Muskut, Elgeyo Marakwet following heavy rains that have been experienced in the country over the past three months.

Nyaru-Kimwarer road in Keiyo South  has been cut off following landslides experienced in the area.

Locals in Kabokbok, Soy South along Kerio Valley have been forced to move to higher ground.

According to Kenya Red Cross Rift Valley regional manager Nick Kemboi, no casualties had been reported following the incident.

“All residents had moved away from the area. It only the road that has been damaged,” said the official.

Mr Kemboi said that his team was on high alert to monitor the situation in the landslide prone areas especially highland areas of Nandi, Elgeyo-Marakwet and West Pokot counties.

The ongoing heavy rains pounding various parts of the country have caused havoc in the North Rift region, resulting in damage to infrastructure, hundreds of families left homeless and several  killed.

In Nandi county, A man drowned as he tried to cross the flooded Kipkaren River , while several families were left homeless as rains pounded the area.

Several roads have also been cut off by mudslides in Tindiret sub-county.

Roads in West Pokot County have become impassable, making it difficult for humanitarian agencies to deliver relief food.

Kerio Valley Director Philip Rotino and the authority’s acting Managing Director Sammy Naporos urged the government to settle the affected families in safer areas.

The rains have rendered most roads in the Kerio Valley impassable, making it impossible for farmers to access markets.

Last week, more than 40 people were killed in West Pokot following landslides occasioned by heavy rain.

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