• May 23, 2024
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Uhuru donates Ksh2m to support Kenya Red Cross response to floods

Uhuru donates Ksh2m to support Kenya Red Cross response to floods

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to support the Kenya Red Cross Society with a Ksh2 million personal donation.

Uhuru in a statement on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, said the donation is intended to bolster relief efforts and provide essential aid to families that have been affected by the current flood situation.

The aid, the former President noted, would offer the victims some comfort and solace during the current difficult times.

“As a nation, we must stand together in the face of adversity, demonstrating compassion, resilience, and solidarity with one another,” Uhuru said in a statement on his official X handle.

Additionally, the former Head of State emphasized the crucial need for all Kenyans to remain vigilant and cautious amidst the dangers posed by flooding.

He urged citizens to exercise utmost care, avoid crossing flooded roads or pathways, and, most importantly, seek higher ground when necessary to ensure their safety and well-being.

Recognizing the ongoing challenges within the healthcare sector, the former President also urged volunteer medical professionals and healthcare providers to step forward and assist the sick and injured.

He however acknowledges the dedication and commitment of all healthcare workers and emphasizes the importance of addressing their concerns through constructive dialogue and meaningful engagement.

“Together, let us navigate through these difficult times, emerging stronger, more resilient, and more united than ever before,” Uhuru said.

The floods have so far led to the deaths of at least 100 people across the country.

Many others have been left homeless.

Nakuru, Nairobi, Homa-Bay, Garissa, Kisumu, and Mombasa, as well as various parts of Central, Eastern, and Rift Valley counties, are among the most affected areas.

“The relentless rainfall has caused significant damage, displacing families, destroying infrastructure, and claiming precious lives. During this time of profound loss and despair, my thoughts and prayers are with the affected communities as they cope with the aftermath of this natural disaster,” said the former Head of State.

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