Floods wreak havoc in various Counties in the Country

Written By: Rose Gakuo
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Closure of the Garissa – Bura highway has paralyzed distribution of humanitarian assistance to flood victims in the County following a heavy downpour this week.

In Kisumu County, at least 3000 families have been displaced as raging floods continue to wreck havoc in several parts of the country.

Residents residing along river Nyando have been forced to move to higher grounds with the river having broken its banks.

The after math of two days of flooding in parts of Kisumu County all but there for everyone to see; Houses have been swept away, plants destroyed and livestock lost.

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The 3000 displaced families now forced to seek shelter in rescue centers as they come to terms with the destruction.

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Kisumu County Commissioner Paulin Dola says the government will begin distribution of basic essentials on Tuesday as they continue to take stock of the true scale of destruction.

In Garissa, elected leaders have expressed their reservations after the closure the Garissa-Bura highway due to floods.

Area Governor Dadho Godana says the County Government has acquired medical supplies, relief food for the displaced families but the victims cannot be reached as the road remains impassable.

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Elected leaders have accused contractors of a shoddy construction job even as they called on the national Government to help in construction of a dam to collect the raging waters experienced during floods.

The situation is replicated in Meru County, where property of unknown value has been lost following heavy downpour in Majengo slums.

No one was injured during the incident even as residents pleaded with the area leadership to see proper drainage systems were established to alleviate effects of the ongoing heavy rains.

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And in Kirinyaga county, Four vehicles were extensively damaged after  a huge tree fell  on them while they were parked.

Officials from the County fire department rushed to the scene and cut off branches and the trunk of the tree that damaged four top-of-the-range vehicles.

Kirinyaga County chief fire officer John Kiama has cautioned motorists against parking vehicles under trees especially during rainy seasons noting it was dangerous and could cause heavy losses.

 

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