He said: “While rescue and recovery efforts remain the priority, a full assessment into the extent of damage caused continues to be a challenge due to harsh weather conditions.”
More than one million people in East Africa have been affected by flooding after higher-than-normal rainfall.
The latest deaths in Kenya bring to 72 the number of people who have died in a month-and-a-half due to flooding-related causes.
The International Rescue Committee said this month that many people had been reeling from an earlier severe drought in the region.
Now rains in parts of Somalia, South Sudan and Kenya are expected for four to six more weeks.
The torrential rain is uncommon for this time of year.
Experts have said the changing weather patterns have a huge impact because close to 100 percent of Kenya’s agriculture is rain-fed.
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Of the dead, seven are children and babies.
Samuel Poghisio, a senator from the county, said: “We can confirm that the number of those dead has sadly reached 36.
“Some people who we thought were lost have been found dead.
Governor, John Lonyangapuo added: “More people are marooned and the entire village is at risk of being wiped out by the floods.”
The Indian Ocean dipole is to blame for the extreme weather, the Guardian reports.
This is a climate system defined by the difference in sea surface temperature.
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