According to the Kenya Red Cross Society, some 25,000 households (around 150,000 people) have been displaced by the current floods.
“Coming at the heels of another flood, in the midst of a locust invasion and the Covid-19 pandemic, the impact is going to be widespread,” Mr Elijah Muli, the Head of Disaster Management at Red Cross, told the Nation.
Before the onset of last year’s October-December rain season, there was a drought that left at least 2.5 million people in need of food aid.
However, Agriculture Principal Secretary Hamadi Boga said the volume of maize destroyed will not affect the overall production, but food safety at the household level will be affected.
Food and Agriculture Organisation has said the country will need to import food due to poor harvests in 2019 and low national stocks.