The county government under the leadership of Governor Susan Kihika is looking for a lasting solution in addressing storm water menace.
In a statement, Kihika noted that the ongoing heavy rains have exposed the inadequacies of the existing infrastructure to handle storm water, leading to flooding and damage of property in some areas within our County.
In line with this, teams from the governor’s office have been dispatched to handle the situation.
“We sympathize with the affected Nakuru residents who have bourne the blunt of the raging floods, and I have dispatched teams from my office to handle the situation as a priority” said Kihika.
In addition, the governor has instructed the Departments of Infrastructure, Public Works, the City and Municipal Boards, Disaster Management and Public Health to move with speed to map out the most affected areas and provide both immediate and longterm solutions.
While pointing out that in some areas, there is already work in progress to deal with the menace once and for all, Kihika assured residents, visitors and investors in Nakuru that in subsequent years, this will be a thing of the past.
A spot check, already the Department of Infrastructure has moved with speed and commenced drainage works on some of the areas most affected by storm water floods.
On Friday, teams had been dispatched to clear waterways along the Store-Ngomongo road in Kiamaina ward and at Kanyi road (YMCA road) from Section 58 to Kanyon in Biashara ward.
According to CEC Eng. Michael Kamau who toured various affected areas in Bahati, Nakuru Town East and Nakuru Town West sub-counties; the county has taken a multi departmental approach to ensure immediate and longterm solutions are found as directed by Governor Susan Kihika.