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Garissa farmers count loses after floods washed away their crops.

By NJ Correspondent:

Farmers in Garissa are counting their losses after Tana River burst its banks destroying crops.

Mostly affected were those in Hadley and Sankuri of Balambala constituency.

Ahmed Osman told Nep Journal that crops including tomatoes, pawpaw and assorted vegetables ready for harvesting have been swept away.

“All farmers who were using irrigation farming cannot access their flooded farms. We have lost millions of shillings which is a setback to most of us who recently started farming,” said Osman.

He added that most of the farmers who were pastoralists resorted to farming after losing their livestock to the recent drought that hit the region.

Both Garissa and Tana River counties recently experienced heavy rains after a dry spell that equally threatened livelihoods.

Young Muslim officials helping displaced families in this file photo. Those living near River Tana normally suffer huge losses when it rains.

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