Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed at Larseln camp which is located within Samburu National Reserve in Samburu East Sub-county after River Ewaso Nyiro broke its banks due to heavy downpour.
The facility’s manager Robert Lenanyukie said at least nine tents at the camp were swept by floods.
Visitors who had booked for accommodation at the facilities were relocated to another safe facility within the national reserve.
Residents said that a canter truck that was ferrying sand and two elephants that were along Ewaso Nyiro River were also swept away by the raging waters.
Some 20 families were displaced at Meyagari manyatta near Archers Post bridge along River Ewaso Nyiro and seven houses marooned by floods at Samburu Lodge within the national reserve according to data obtained from the county’s disaster management department.
Speaking at Samburu National Reserve, Samburu County Commissioner John Korir said that clients in the affected facilities were evacuated to safer places.
The county commissioner said that no single human life has been so far reported to have been lost as a result of floods in the county.
Mr. Korir and Samburu County Police Commander Samson Ogello cautioned residents against attempting to cross flooded rivers and living along areas that are prone to floods.
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