Gov’t gives relief food to flood victims

Gov't gives relief food to flood victims

The County Government of Lamu in collaboration with the national government has distributed relief food to residents of Vanga Ward in Kwale Sub County who were recently left homeless after their houses were submerged by floods.

Report indicate that over 2,000 households were submerged by floodwaters after River Umba burst its banks last week following heavy rainfall that has been pounding the area.

Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General Abbas Gulet said that property of an unknown value as well as crops were destroyed by the floods, further urging residents to move to higher grounds to avert disaster as this was just the beginning of the long rains season.

Lunga Lunga Sub County Commissioner Josphat Biwott on his part assured residents that they need not worry in the face of natural disasters, adding that there is a committee mandated to tackle disaster operations during the long rain season.

This comes barely a week after property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed by heavy rains and strong wind in Kericho and Samburu Counties.

Strong winds reportedly tore the roofs off classrooms and destroyed property estimated to be worth over Sh800,000 at Ketitui Primary School in Ainamoi, Kericho County.

Property of unknown value was also destroyed in Suguta Valley, Samburu County following heavy downpour, accompanied by strong winds that hit the area.

The strong winds destroyed the rooftops of public facilities, including Kagume Primary School and blew away 14 solar panels.

William Logiron, the head teacher of the school, added that the school also lost textbooks that were destroyed by the rain.




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