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Declare Floods a National Disaster, Kalonzo

Declare Floods a National Disaster, Kalonzo


Friday, May 3, 2024

KNA by Anne Kangero

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has called upon the government to declare the current floods a national disaster.

Kalonzo said this in Mumbuni Primary School in Machakos when he helped distribute food and non-food items to the residents who were affected by the floods in the county.

He said the floods that have killed and displaced thousands of Kenyans have also been worsened by the ongoing doctors’ strike and called on the government to put in place proper intervention measures to prevent further losses. Kalonzo also urged Kenyans of good will to offer humanitarian support to those affected by the floods.

The Wiper leader was accompanied by Eugene Wamalwa who noted that 32 counties had been affected by the floods and asked the government to declare the floods a national crisis so that international partners and other non-state organisations can assist.

“As Azimio we demand that the time has come for Kenya Kwanza to declare the floods a national disaster,” said Wamalwa.

Governor Wavinya Ndeti disclosed that Machakos has so far lost 20 people and over 4,000 families displaced and affected by the floods.

Wavinya said the county government has distributed food and nonfood items to flood victims and was also assisting several families to rebuild their houses.

She further called upon Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to fast track the inspection of bridges that have been destroyed by the floods to reduce the number of casualties and save lives.

Also present was Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni and Machakos Deputy Governor Francis Mwangangi and other County officials.

Courtesy; KNA

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