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Rachel Ruto Donates Food, Household Items to Over 1000 Kenyans Affected By Floods

Rachel Ruto
First Lady Rachel Ruto donates food to over 200 families affected by floods in Thika. Photo/Rache Rutto.

The First Lady Rachel Ruto distributed food and household items to 203 families, totalling 1,131.

The families have been affected by flooding in Thika West Subcounty.

Ruto was at St. Johns Kilimambogo Teachers Training College for the drive.

Alice Nganga MP for Thika town, praised the visit to Thika West.

She pointed out that flooding affected over 10 villages, destroying livelihoods and homesteads.

The initiative benefits the most affected villages, including Komo, Thika River, Mbagathi, Giciiki, Wendano, and Mukunike villages.

Government support

Rachel assured the flood victims of the Government’s full support.

It particularly focuses on growing food in support of the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda’s commitment to the nation achieving food security.

Other leaders present are Maina Karobia, MP East African Legislative Assembly, Kiambu County Commissioner Duncan Darusi, and members of the Kiambu County Assembly.

President William Ruto on Friday, May 3, directed the Ministry of Education to postpone indefinitely the reopening of schools for the second term due to flooding in the country.

Deaths

According to the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC), it’s estimated that over 210 people have been killed, and 164 injured.

NDOC also confirmed that 72 were missing, 194,305 people were displaced and nearly 205,000 people were affected by heavy rains and flooding as of May 3.

Kenya Red Cross is conducting rescue operations in Nakuru, Nairobi, and Kirinyaga.

Other areas are Homa Bay, Machakos and Tana River, which are among the worst-affected areas.

Uhuru Kenyatta donation

WoK reported on Uhuru Kenyatta donating money to support flood victims.

In a show of support and compassion, the former president personally donated KSh 2 million to the Kenya Red Cross Society.

Uhuru stated that the contribution is intended to bolster relief efforts.

It will also provide essential aid to the affected families, offering them some comfort and solace during these difficult times.