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Kenya forecasts heavy rains

Nairobi, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Kenyans who believed in the aphorism that says that "it has never rained that it did not rain" are disappointed by the forecast of more rain on the downpours that cause floods in their country for several days.

Crops and homes have been swept away by the floods, which have so far killed 11 people, in addition to the displacement of more than 2,000 residents from Homa County (west), where hundreds of people are still waiting on the roofs of their houses to be evacuated.

The floods are also causing chaos between humans and animals, including the dangerous hippopotamuses that leave their habitat, the rivers, to urbanized areas where they compete with humans for food, according to press reports.

These powerful and fierce mammals, the closest terrestrial relatives to cetaceans, are vegetarian, but it is not ruled out that, if necessary, they may modify their diet, posing a risk to humans and livestock.

This surreal situation, surreal due to its chaotic nature, has worsened by the meteorological agency’s warning that the worst is yet to come, since in the next few days, powerful downpours might fall on Kenya and, with them, more floods.

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