Images streaming in from disaster-hit areas paint a picture of devastation as residents struggle with landslides, swollen rivers and destroyed roads that have left certain areas inaccessible.
In Narok County, a three-year old boy was buried alive after mudslides hit Pampanik village, Oldonyo Ngiro Location on Friday night.
The weatherman had this week urged Kenyans to brace themselves for heavy rainfall, warning that it may result in flooding and landslides in some parts of the country..
The Kenya Meteorological Department said heavy rainfall of more than 30mm was expected over western, central region including Nairobi area and the coastal region of Kenya.
The weatherman had said areas likely to be worst hit were Kwale, Kilifi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Mombasa, Lamu, Tana-River, Taita Taveta, Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Narok, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Embu among other counties.
“Residents are advised to avoid driving through, or walking in moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimise exposure to lighting strikes,” said the Director of Kenya Meteorological Department Stella Aura.