At least 32 people are now confirmed dead and hundreds of families displaced after the walls of a dam in Nakuru county broke following heavy rains.
The dam is situated inside a flower farm. It gave way just as residents were settling down for the night.
There are fears that the death could rise as more than 500 homes were affected.
Police in the area say 32 bodies have so far been recovered as the search and rescue operation continues. Some residents say several people are still unaccounted for raising fears that the death toll could rise.
The incident happened at about 9PM Wednesday night, residents say they heard what felt like a loud explosion and then saw lots of water sweeping away homes, a school and even a commercial farm.
Several people are admitted at various hospitals in the area.
Kenya and neighbouring Horn of African countries are experiencing heavy rains following a year of a severe drought in 2017.
20 bodies recovered
May their soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/AYCh24ZiuP
— Mathew ngeno (@itsmathewsnr_k) May 10, 2018
Did Nakuru Dam Owner have the necessary permits & approvals to have put up a Dam in a densely populated area? The death toll is now at +30 Kenyans, who will be buried & nothing done as restitution for their deaths. @dkmaraga Courts will say insufficient evidence, kama Ng’ang’a
— Sandrah (@Sandrahnk) May 10, 2018
Talking to some of the victims of the Patel Dam disaster at Solai, Nakuru County. pic.twitter.com/fRDs09v16G
— CS Fred Matiangi (@FredMatiangi) May 10, 2018