#Environment: #Kenya Draws Up Master Plan to Combat Worsening #Flooding
Kenya, Mombasa, 16th June, 2015 - Saumu Juma 25, a mother of two, was conducting morning prayers in her mud-walled home when her iron-sheet roof started caving in.
She rushed to protect her sleeping children, injuring her back, ribs and head as the roof collapsed and floodwater swept into her small house.
Her son and daughter survived, after being momentarily buried in mud – but other families weren’t so lucky. Two other people in nearby Kalahari slum died in the flash floods that destroyed several homes that night.
Flooding is nothing new in Mombasa County, on Kenya’s coast. Some areas are inundated each year, and the region has seen big floods every few decades, including most recently in 1997.
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#Environment: #Kenya Draws Up Master Plan to Combat Worsening #Flooding Reviewed by Olumide Idowu on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Rating: