Learning activities in schools around Nyatike, Migori county came to an end on Thursday morning after local administration and a few stakeholders from the ministry of education advised learners to keep off school if floods continue to persist.
Learners in seven schools in Migori County that include five primary schools and two secondary schools have been advised to stay at home as they wait for further instructions citing safety reasons.
Confirming this situation, Migori county deputy commissioner Florence Milati in nyatike said that, “A few students were able to reach school this morning and this is due to the heavy rains that are causing floods in this area.”
According to Florence, “This situation has affected over three hundred families with scores misplaced from their homes. The situation is set to worsen if the floods continue.”
Residents have also been requested to monitor the floods and that if they persist, they should move to higher grounds and learners moved to other schools that have not been affected by the floods that are resulting from the heavy down pour.
On another incident three people have drowned in River Makutano Maluma in kithukini Machakos county after they attempted to cross the swollen river after a heavy down pour.
According to the area Chief Susan Nyamai who confirmed the incident says that they are yet to recover the bodies of the three who are two women and a man since they only found their floating clothes.
The Government, through its ministry of devolution that is led by Eugine wamalwa claims to be fully aware of the heavy downpour across the country and its doing due diligence to ensure that those in affected areas are safe.
Eugene has given an assurance that heavily affected counties like Kisumu will receive aid that includes camping tents and food relieves should the situation worsen.