Not long ago, people across Kenya were suffering because of the drought that had gripped many areas. Now the opposite is true with torrential rains even in arid and semi-arid areas. One such report in the news today was of a woman whose life was saved from drowning as she held on to the tail of a cow as it was swimming in a flash flood. As she herself was saved, she watched as members of her family drowned. Reports on television show cars being swept away by the floods that have overtaken towns. The so-called El Nino rains are to continue for the next 3 weeks and to hit particularly hard those areas that earlier were ravaged by severe drought.