Severe flooding kills nearly 200 in Kenya and displaces 100,000 more

Eugene Wamalwa, the minister in charge of relations between regional leadership and the national government, said the floods were wreaking havoc in western Kenya, where 30 people were killed on Tuesday. This image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on March 19 shows their forecast for potential flooding in the U.S. during the spring of 2020. It comes after the last rainy season in the latter half of 2019 saw unusually high levels of rainfall following years of droughts, and caused flooding and mudslides that killed more than 120 people. But the most recent bout of flooding has increased health concerns from aid groups, as Kenya's population is already working to control the spread of coronavirus and to recover from devastating locust infestations. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Kenya has recorded 582 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak, and 26 related deaths.