Is This Video of Livestock Being Swept Away by Floodwaters From Kenya?

This video (see below) was shared on Twitter on August 13, 2020, as being from Marich in West Pokot County of Kenya.

Another claim on August 8, also made on Twitter, places the video outside of Kenya, in Wayanad, Kerala in India.


Kenya has suffered devastating floods after heavy rains over the years. Since March 2020, over 200 people have lost their lives to overflowing rivers and mudslides, while over 40,000 have been displaced from their homes.

There have been reports of flooding in parts of Baringo county of Kenya in the month of July and in West Pokot county in the month of April.


A frame-by-frame analysis followed by reverse searches shows that the video clip in question is actually from Mexico.

According to a report by La Jornada, one of Mexico City’s leading newspapers, dated July 28, “The La Tinaja River, which runs through the Zacualpan community, in Compostela, overflowed and carried away a herd of cattle. At least eight houses in the town were flooded”.

The flooding was as a result of Tropical Depression Hanna.

Hanna made landfall about 90 miles south of Corpus Christi on July 25, before moving into Mexico, leaving rainfall, flooding and damage.

In Texas, it caused extensive flooding and beach erosion, while the Texas State Aquarium saw minor damage — mostly debris brought in by the storm surge. The Bob Hall Pier, a local tourist destination, was also damaged for the first time in its 37-year history.


The viral video showing livestock being swept away by floodwaters is not from Kenya but Mexico, making the claim FALSE.

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