DP Gachagua says work underway to restore road network damaged by El Nino rains in Tana River » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 4 – Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says work is underway to restore road networks and infrastructure damaged by El Nino rains in Tana River.

According to the Deputy President, resources have also bee deployed to help with the initiative.

“Resources have been deployed, and work is ongoing to restore road networks and other infrastructure,” he stated.

He was speaking during a visit to the area meant to conduct an assessment of the damage caused by the ongoing heavy downpour.

Hundreds of Kenyans have been displaced by the El Nino rains and as of December 1, 2023, reports by the Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura  indidated that at least 142 people had died due to the heavy downpour.

“The escalation of floods has led to the establishment of five additional camps to accommodate the growing number of displaced individuals,” he said.  

Further, for the mitigation of the effects of flood, Cabinet on November 27 agreed to scale up the scope of humanitarian assistance, with a target of reaching more than 50,000 households in Arid and Semi-Arid counties.

The National Treasury was ordered to release an additional Sh10 billion to county governments this week. 

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