Floods in Kenya: Hong Kong gives Ksh.600M for victims


Interior CS Fred Matiang’i speaking to some of the residents of Solai. Floods in ...
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i speaking to some of the residents of Solai. Floods in Kenya have left over 250,000 people displaced.

In Summary

  • Heavy rains continue to pound various parts of Kenya even as the weatherman indicates that the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon.
  • Floods have killed hundreds and left over 250,000 Kenyans homeless as well as property worth millions destroyed.
  • The recent Solai Dam tragedy left over 40 people dead after the water reservoir burst its banks.

The government of Hong Kong has announced a $6.217million (Ksh.627,211,370) grant for providing relief to victims of floods in Kenya.

This comes after the Kenya Red Cross appealed for Ksh.500million to support families affected by floods in Kenya.

The funds from the Disaster Relief Fund to World Vision Hong Kong will be used to provide water filters, household and hygiene items as well as mobile toilets.

“To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, World Vision Hong Kong will be asked to submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been completed,” a statement from Hong Kong’s Government spokesman reads.

The special administrative region now hopes that the grant will boost provision of timely relief to the victims and help restore their lives back to normal.

Heavy rains continue to pound various parts of Kenya even as the weatherman indicates that the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon.

Floods have killed hundreds and left over 250,000 Kenyans homeless as well as property worth millions destroyed.

The Solai Dam tragedy left over 40 people dead after the water reservoir burst its banks rendering thousands displaced.

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