Kenya Declares State of Emergency Amid Deadly Floods and Impending Cyclone

In a somber address, Kenyan President William Ruto announced that the death toll from recent devastating floods has risen to 210, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.

It quoted Ruto warning that the African nation may face its first-ever cyclone this weekend, with Cyclone Hidaya predicted to bring torrential rain, strong winds, and dangerous waves.

In response, the president has postponed the reopening of schools and directed authorities to coordinate evacuations, provide temporary shelter, and secure essential supplies.

Ruto also cautioned of historic water levels in key dams, threatening to overflow into nearby settlements. He urged citizens to support ecosystem restoration efforts, including a plan to plant 15 billion trees nationwide.

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