Bura village five residents displaced by floods appeal for help

Bura village five in Tana River County where the flooding has occurred. PHOTO: CHIDULU SAID.

Tana River, KENYA: Internally displaced people from Bura village in Tana River County are in need of over sh. 70million in order for them to be evacuated from the flooded zones.

Speaking to Braka FM on Monday,  Bura Farmers cooperative society secretary general Mr. Robert Aroni, said the whole of village five in the Bura irrigation scheme was flooded and people had lost their belongings after the floods.

Mr. Aroni added that 281 households were affected by floods and that each needs at least sh. 250,000 for the farmers to build new shelters in the raised places identified by National Irrigation Board (NIB).

The secretary-general said he had submitted proposals to different Non- governmental Organizations in the county  to appeal for the help whilst making arrangements with county government to chip in.

“A total of 281 households are in mess and we already sat to get the way forward. We decided to seek funds from the well-wishers like NGOs and the county government to get the funds that would assist us in compensation and cater for shelter,” Mr. Aroni said.

According to Mr. Aroni, residents have nothing to depend on for their upkeep, as food in the stores had been swept away by floods as well as their crops.

Furthermore, as that happens floods are reportedly increasing day by day.

More floods are now experienced in the areas along river Tana in the county after the river burst its banks

Galole OCPD Sylvester Githungo on Saturday through a phone call warned Hola residents over flooding

In Hola town specifically, areas of Laza Makaburini and Laza mtoni in the town with other places in the riverine.