Families warned of possible landslides in Marakwet

A view of a previous landslide in which lives were lost. More than 50,000 people in three villages in Elgeyo-Marakwet County have been warned to relocate to safer grounds due to possible landslides following heavy rains currently pounding the area. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • The families in Kittony, Embobut and Kakisoo villages in Marakwet East District have been advised to relocate to safer areas to avoid a catastrophe.
  • Kenya Red Cross Society has appealed to the government to evacuate the families to safer grounds to avoid losses due to the impending landslides.
  • Three years ago, landslides hit Kittony village killing 15 people and injuring several others.

More than 50,000 people in three villages in Elgeyo-Marakwet County have been warned of possible landslides due to the heavy rains pounding parts of the North Rift region.

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