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Sakaja Provides Aid to Flood Victims of Nairobi



Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has stepped up to help victims affected by floods in various parts of the county. On May 2nd, 2024, Sakaja and his team visited residents affected by floods in Embakasi East and Embakasi South constituencies.

“In Kware Ward, Embakasi South constituency with Kware and Pipeline MCAs this afternoon. I commiserated with our people affected by floods and provided food, mattresses, and blankets to these dear families,” said Sakaja on his Twitter handle.


Sakaja’s response comes in the midst of residents and some leaders calling on the county and national governments to provide aid to those affected by floods.

“Nairobi County government is overwhelmed by the ongoing rains which have claimed many lives and left many displaced,” stated Nairobi senator Edwin Sifuna.

However, Sakaja affirmed that his administration was in total control of the situation and urged residents not to panic.

“No, we are not overwhelmed. We are working with different agencies. What he meant is what the other arms of government ought to do they have not done,” Sakaja clarified.

Over 1,000 families in Nairobi, comprising thousands of people, have become homeless after their houses were destroyed, while at least 2,000 homes are now uninhabitable.

In a decisive response to the ongoing flooding crisis that has wreaked havoc across Kenya, President William Ruto announced a large-scale evacuation plan for residents in areas vulnerable to flooding and landslides.

Speaking from Mai Mahiu where recent floods have caused devastating losses, including numerous fatalities and the destruction of homes, President Ruto emphasized the urgency of the situation given the forecast for continued heavy rains.


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