Kenyans urged to heed to flood alerts from Meteorological Department

Kenyans have been urged to heed to flood alerts issued by Meteorological Department .

File image of a flooded area. PHOTO| COURTESY

This even as deaths occasioned by floods in various parts of the country increased to 285 on Wednesday after the Devolution Ministry reported 29 more fatalities.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who addressed press on Wednesday was categorical that 810,665 people across the country were now affected by floods up from 808,000.

“Let us stay alert and respond to these warnings so that going into June we will be able to prevent any further loss of life and property” he said.

He however was quick to assure Kenyans that the national government is committed to the families affected.

According to the CS, families in more than 33 counties affected will continue to receive relief food through the month of June amid projections of more rains in Western, Nyanza, Lake Basin and Coast as well as parts of Rift Valley region.

He however pointed out that rains will subside in Northern Kenya and parts of Eastern.

The Devolution CS further called upon County Governments support flood response and sensitization activities.

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