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PSs lead initiative to aid flood victims in Nairobi, raises over Ksh 1.5M

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An initiative spearheaded by Principal Secretaries has garnered over Ksh 1.5 million in aid for those affected by the recent floods in Nairobi.

The donation, delivered to the Kenya Red Cross Society by Correctional Services PS Dr Salome Beacco, Roads PS Engineer Joseph Mbugua, Gender, Social Affairs, and Senior Citizens Affairs PS Joseph Motari, and Parliamentary Affairs Principal Secretary Aurelia Rono, witnessed the purchase of food and non-food items as part of an emergency intervention to support flood victims.

Engineer Mbugua emphasized that the gesture by the Principal Secretaries was in alignment with the President’s call to foster mutual care, especially during times of crisis.

Dr Beacco explained that the initiative aimed to alleviate the suffering of flood-affected individuals, urging them to ensure their children resume schooling once normalcy returns.

She also encouraged Kenyans to seize government opportunities, including foreign jobs and the affordable housing scheme.

Principal Secretary Rono expressed gratitude for the donation, highlighting its significant impact on the 16 sites where flood victims in Nairobi County are currently sheltered.

The donated items included 50 bags of rice, 20 bags of beans, 20 bags of green grams, 10 bags of cowpeas, 50 dozen body oils, 165 bales of maize flour, 100 cartons of bar soap, 50 cartons of sanitary towels, 40 cartons of cooking oil, and 40 bales of sugar, along with 50 bales of tissue paper.

PS Motari reiterated the government’s commitment to supporting the welfare of its citizens, assuring that his department would closely monitor the flood victims even after they leave the camps to ensure their wellbeing.

As the country grapples with the devastating impact of the floods, the government continues to implement measures to support those affected, including logistical and financial assistance.

Calls persist for individuals living in riparian corridors and other water courses to evacuate as the floods have claimed over 200 lives and displaced a further 223,000 people across the nation.

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