El nino death toll hits 76, Gov’t says It is doing everything it can.
El nino death toll: On Monday, President William Ruto held an emergency cabinet meeting on matters El nino rains.
Through his spokesperson. Hussein Mohammed, president Ruto announced some of the several interventions that they put across to help mitigate the effects of the El Nino on Kenyans.
Hussein Mohammed stated,”The meeting noted that 38 out of 47 counties are within the alarm stage a stage characterised by flash floods, general flooding in low-lying plains, rivers bursting their banks, landslides and mudslides, loss of livestock and destruction of farmland and infrastructure,”
“Cabinet noted with regret that we have lost 76 Kenyans to El Nino while 35,000 households have been displaced with the most severely affected areas are in North Eastern, Eastern and Coast regions,” he added.
He revealed that the Kenya kwanza government has allocated at total of Ksh.7 billion to address the effects of the rains.
He stated,”The resources committed will be applied for humanitarian response including distribution and supply of medical commodities, food and non-food items, rehabilitation of infrastructure and resettlement of displaced families.”
“ To support farmers who have been adversely affected, the government has dispersed Ksh.500 million to New KCC to mop up excess milk during this rainy season. The government has also airlifted medical supplies worth Ksh.180 million through the KDF and in conjunction with Wajir county government,” he continued.
Notably, He reassured the public that the government is doing everything in its power to mitigate the rains.
He stated,”The emergency session of cabinet concluded by reassuring all Kenyans that the government is doing everything within its power to return the situation to normalcy,”