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Immigration sets up emergency desk to replace documents lost in floods

Additional special desks will be established at regional offices

The Immigration Department has set up an emergency desk at Nyayo House for reporting and replacing IDs, passports, and personal documents lost due to floods

Immigration PS Julius Bitok Friday disclosed that additional desks will be established at regional offices for further assistance.

Speaking in Athi-river when he led a tree planting exercise, the PS said cases of Kenyans who lost their identity cards and passports to flooding will be treated as an emergency.

” The Ministry has opened an emergency registry at Nyayo house where victims of floods who lost documents will be processed with immediate effect” he said.

Bitok who oversaw the planting of 3,000 indigenous tree seedlings said expediting the replacement process will ensure victims of floods continue to access government services uninterrupted.

So far the deadly floods have claimed 257 lives, 188 injured, while 293, 661 people have been affected and 54,837 households displaced.

61 health facilities have been affected in 11 Counties and crops on approximately 9,816 acres of land have been destroyed.

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