Families displaced as floods cause havoc in Nakuru

More than ten families from Teachers estate in Nakuru have been displaced by ranging floods.

The families were forced to seek refuge from well wishers following a heavy downpour on Monday evening.

The floods affected among others Makao, Mawanga, Kiti, Mchanganyiko and Kiratina estates.

Those interviewed said that they have incurred huge losses as most of the goods got submerged in water.

“I cannot even account for my sixty chicks and two sheep” said one of the residents.

They now blame the mess on poor construction of storm water drains and clogging of the existing ones.

They challenged the county government of Nakuru to move in with speed and clear the blocked storm water drains.

Cases of cold related complications have also been reported with most residents expressing fear that the situation might get worse once schools re- open next week.

Although Shs 3 million has been set aside for construction of water drains in the area this financial year area MCA Wilson Mwangi says the money is not enough.

Topography of the area as well as members of the public encroaching on a seasonal river course way has made the situation worse as storm water finds its way into residential areas.

Community health workers and Kenya red cross society volunteers were busy collecting data of the affected families.

 

PHOTO/Citizen Tv:Floods causing havoc in Nakuru.More than ten families from Teachers estate in Nakuru have been displaced by ranging floods.

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