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Uhuru Kenyatta Donates KSh 2 Million to Support Flood Victims:”Compassion”

Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Kenyatta has donated KSh 2 million to the Kenya Red Cross. Photo/Facebook.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken on the flood tragedy that hit the country in the last few days.

Uhuru in a statement issued on Tuesday, April 30, expressed his condolences and deepest sympathy to all those affected by the devastating effects of the ongoing heavy rains and floods, which have caused widespread destruction across Kenya.

“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,” Uhuru said.

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

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

Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain vigilant and cautious amidst the dangers posed by flooding, urging them to exercise utmost care, avoid crossing flooded roads or pathways, and, most importantly, seek higher ground when necessary to ensure their safety and well-being.

Uhuru also pleaded with medics and other healthcare workers to help the sick and injured during these hard times.

“Together, let us navigate through these difficult times, emerging stronger, more resilient, and more united than ever before,” said Uhuru.

On April 29 in Mai Mahiu, Nakuru County, over 40 people, including children died after a burst dam caused flash floods.

According to the Kenya Red Cross Society, 76 people are missing and 110 have been rescued.