Kenyans move to safer grounds to avert tragedies

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 00:00 |
A woman crosses a flooded area on Chara Semikaro road in Garsen, Tana River county. Photo/PD/BONFACE MSANGI

Alvin Mwangi and Kirera Mwiti  

Families in flood-prone areas are heeding the government’s directive that they move to safer grounds to avert more tragedies.

Residents of Garissa, Tana River, and Murang’a, among other counties that are vulnerable to landslides, are now relocating to safer areas as per the directive.

Yesterday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i ordered all those living in areas likely to be affected by floods to move out failure to which the government will use force.

Joyce Wanjiru, a mother of seven, who resides in Gatunguru, Murang’a county, said she started moving out yesterday fearing ongoing rains could submerge her mud house.

At the same time, residents of Mai Mahiu and Moi Ndabi in Naivasha have been put on high alert following the ongoing heavy rains pounding parts of the country.

Naivasha Sub-county commissioner Mathioya Mbogo said they were keenly monitoring the ongoing rains and had put  mitigation measures in place.

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