In a bid to provide essential aid to affected victims of floods, former President Uhuru Kenyatta has made a personal donation of Sh2 million to the Kenya Red Cross.

In a statement on Tuesday, Uhuru said that it would at least help boost the relief efforts that the Kenya Red Cross and other organizations are doing in the flood mitigation efforts.

“The relentless rainfall has caused significant damage, displacing families, destroying infrastructure, and claiming precious lives. During this time of profound loss and despair, my thoughts and prayers are with the affected communities as they cope with the aftermath of this natural disaster,” he added.

As he sympathized with the affected families, the former head of state called for solidarity and collective action to alleviate the suffering of Kenyans in distress.

“As a nation, we must stand together in the face of adversity, demonstrating compassion, resilience, and solidarity with one another,” Uhuru said.

Uhuru highlighted the need for all citizens to unite in providing support and assistance wherever possible as he emphasized the need for all Kenyan citizens to remain cautious amidst the ongoing flood dangers.

He also urged citizens to exercise utmost care and avoid crossing flooded roads or pathways as well as seek higher ground when necessary to ensure their safety and well-being.

The recent floods have proved to be a realmanace in Nakuru, Nairobi, Homa-Bay, Garissa, Kisumu, and Mombasa, as well as various parts of Central, Eastern, and Rift Valley counties.

They have resulted in numerous deaths, destruction of property and despair among the Kenyan citizens.

This even as the most recent tragedy has been reported in Mai Mahiu, Nakuru County where at least 76 people have been reported missing while 110 have already been rescued.


According to the Kenya Red Cross, approximately 250 people are being hosted at Ngeya Girls Secondary School after being displaced by the raging floods.

Last week, the government constituted a multi-agency emergency response team to respond to the ongoing floods, led by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

Also read; 42 Dead After Flash Floods Wipe Homes In Mai Mahiu


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