Principal secretary for environment Richard Lesiyampe announced on Wednesday that the government will equire approximately 15 billion Ksh for the mitigation of Elnino rains expected in the country from mid October.
Lesiyampe said the two levels of government; national and counties governments have come together to oversee ways of tackling the Elnino rains across the country .
“We have agreed that we have to develop a budget that is going to help us manage this situation, we are projecting a budget of 15 billion Ksh to sort out our preparedness.”Lesiyampe said
The Principal Secretary hinted that the budget will be directed to sectors expected to be greatly affected including health, agriculture, infrastructure ,education and displacement of people.
“We expect about 200,000 individuals to be displaced and almost 2 million Kenyans to be affected by this and we must put in place a robust plan so that we reduce the impact of Elnino.” He reiterated.
Some of the counties set to be hard hit by the El Nino are Mombasa, Nairobi , Busia , Narok ,Migori and parts of Nyando and Tana Delt according to the Kenya Meteorological department’s recent report.
Earlier this month weather men indicated that Kenya will be experiencing El-nino which might lead to destruction of properties and structures across the country.