Govt Will Deploy KDF Officers Ahead of El Nino countrywide

Govt Will Deploy KDF Officers Ahead El Nino of countrywide

Govt Will Deploy KDF Officers Ahead El Nino of countrywide

Officers from the Kenya Defence Forces will be on standby to handle El Nino emergencies around the nation, according to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.The DP made the comments while hosting governors and other stakeholders at his Karen home in Nairobi during the El-Nino Response and Impact Mitigation Strategic meeting.

Gachagua stated that the National Government is prepared to assist devolved entities in clearing clogged drains and preparing for the impending torrential downpours. He declared, “I give the government’s commitment that we shall use all available resources, including the Kenya Defence Forces.

“The National Youth Service is the nation’s reserve army in times of need. In order to prevent a major issue, the National Youth Service will be available to assist counties with cities and municipalities in cleaning and unclogging the drainage system.The DP further urged county governments to create artificial rivers to reduce surface runoff water in his speech.

As a result of clogged rivers, he singled out Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Nakuru as the cities most likely to experience flooding.We also acknowledge that we have not properly matched our drainage systems to our communities’ growth. We urgently need that Counties create artificial waterways,” he continued.This will lessen flooding danger and surface runoff, particularly in residential areas.Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, and Elgeyo Marakwet were among the counties mentioned by Gachagua as being particularly vulnerable to the impending El Nino.

Nandi, Kericho, Bungoma, Kakamega, Busia, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Vihiga, Laikipia, Murang’a, Nakuru, and Narok are more cities.You’ve probably observed that these areas are either in the Rift Valley or west of it. More over half of Kenya’s people live in these regions, he noted.Beginning in October and lasting into December are the strong downpours.

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