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Kenya bears the brunt as floods devastate central Africa

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Nearly 200 people dead and 40,000 displaced after heavy rain causes mudslides and rivers to overflow

Central Africa has suffered devastating floods after heavy rain in recent weeks, with Kenya particularly badly affected.

Since March, almost 200 people have lost their lives to overflowing rivers and mudslides, while 40,000 have been displaced from their homes. The water levels in Lake Victoria have risen sufficiently over the past week to impact settlements along its banks. Further torrential rain across the border in Uganda has caused flash flooding on numerous rivers over the past few days, forcing people to flee to higher ground.

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