Farm­ers count­ing losses af­ter floods de­stroy crops, kill cows

The Star (Kenya) - - News | General -

Farm­ers in Riwo ward, West Pokot county are count­ing losses af­ter heavy rains pounded the area killing three cows. Crops were de­stroyed in five vil­lages.

The floods wiped out maize, sorghum, ground­nuts, ba­nanas, veg­eta­bles and mil­let fields af­fect­ing more than 50 farm­ers, af­ter River Kapoiny broke its banks. The floods have de­stroyed over 20 acres in Si­motwo, Poole , Cheleketeno, Kala­pa­chon and Seke­nion.

Riwo ward rep David Alekulem, who vis­ited the area, said the af­fected fam­i­lies are in dire need of food aid.

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