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Abrupt torrential rains kill weak livestock in Marsabit

By Machuki Dennson

The unexpected torrential rains in Balesa North Horr sub county in Marsabit County on Sunday killed an unknown number of livestock.

The unexpected heavy downpour hit the area when the drought disaster is at its peak across the region. A number of houses were also damaged.

The North Horr area Member of Parliament Wario Adhe Guyo took to his social media to express his concern over the double tragedy.

“Pastoralism is under constant threat of climate change risks and variability. An unknown number of small ruminants perished following hours of downpour in Balesa.” Wario wrote on his Twitter handle.

Hundreds of families were also rendered homeless in Balesa following hours of downpour.

The rains fell in larger areas of North Horr and Moyale constituencies after four years of biting drought.

The Kenya meteorological department forecast predicts reliable rainfall for the next one in most parts of the country including Marsabit county. Only the south eastern region of Garissa, Kitui and Tana River are expected to be dry.


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