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In the region of Lake Victoria, waters have reached levels never seen since the 1950s.
Kenya’s Decentralization Minister Eugene Wamalwa Thursday reported that at least 237 people have died and 807,000 residents have been forced to flee their homes due to flooding from the heavy rains that have been falling for the past four weeks.
"We've also witnessed the destruction of catchment areas that have led to the increase in water velocity, occasioning the current destruction," the Environment Secretary Keriako Tobiko said.
One of the country's most affected areas is the region of Lake Victoria, whose waters have reached levels never seen since the 1950s. Kenya’s Department of Meteorology warned rain will continue in many areas until June.
This African country faces these environmental problems while fighting the pandemic, which has generated 737 confirmed infections and 40 deaths.