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May 21, 2018

Kadenge residents advised to move after River Yala burst its banks


River Yala burst its banks on Wednesday in Siaya submerging crops./LAMECK BARAZA
River Yala burst its banks on Wednesday in Siaya submerging crops./LAMECK BARAZA
Kadenge residents in Siaya have been to move to higher places after River Yala burst its banks on Wednesday night.
According to the area Chief Peter Osodo, the waters flooded after Dominion Farm Company who used to service the dykes closed up.
He said so far the entire Kadenge community is at risk of being submerged.
Osodo said at the moment the water has submerged all the communities’ crops and they fear that if the rains continue households too might be flooded.
The chief confirmed that Prime Harvest Academy school and Prime Harvest Collages in Dominion farm have indefinitely been closed.
“Pupils and students cannot access the facilities and that is why the management so it fit to close the institutions until the situation is back to normal,” Osodo said.
“The floods have affected Boro-Nyamonye road that connects Alego Usonga with Bondo constituency and Kadenge-Nyadorera road,” another resident said.
Osodo said the floods have affected Alego Usonga Sub County and bond Sub County collectively with more than 3,000 residents already in camps.
He asked the county government and the national government to come up with a long-lasting solution by constructing dykes.
The county has not recorded loss of life since the rains started.

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