Three children died following a lightning strike at Kisima Village in the newly-created Buuri District.

According to the Kenya Red Cross Society, the incident in Eastern Province on Wednesday occurred around 6pm.

Ten people sustained injuries and were taken to Kirua Mission and Meru District hospitals.

And at least 22 families have been displaced by floods in Thimanjiri Village, three kilometres from Meru Town.

The Kenya Red Cross branch office on Thursday distributed blankets to the affected families.