Families displaced by floods in Tana Delta region


IDPs in Nandi County have asked the government to resettle them
IDPs in Nandi County have asked the government to resettle them

More than 35,000 residents of Tana Delta Sub County in Tana River County have been displaced after River Tana burst it banks causing floods in the area.

Speaking at Wema Camp during the distribution of relief food, Tana Delta Deputy County Commissioner, Mike Kimoko, said that there are 58 camps scattered within the delta region with a total of 6,050 households, saying that the families living here risk contracting waterborne diseases due to the poor sanitation and drainage as well as wanting living conditions in the camps.

KenGen Operations Manager, Engineer Julius Odumbe, who handed over the donations to the Deputy County Commissioner, absolved the Power Generating Company from the blame stating that the floods are acts of nature caused by increased rainfall upstream that could not be controlled by man.

“Kiambere Dam is currently receiving a lot of water and the floods experienced in the Delta is as a result of a spill over and not a man-made problem,” noted Odumbe.

 

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