Government puts in measures to mitigate predicted Elnino rains

Government puts in measures to mitigate predicted Elnino rains

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One of the previous cases of floods in Kenya

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 .

Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, Principal Secretary – State Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, Principal Secretary – State Department of Environment and Natural Resources

“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.

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