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Leaders decry neglect by National Government

Friday, May 3rd, 2024 06:20 | By
President William Ruto
President William Ruto. PHOTO/PCS

Nyanza residents have accused the government of partiality in addressing the current flood situation bedevilling the country.

The outcry comes barely a day after President William Ruto’s visited Mai Mahiu in Nakuru County following Monday’s flood tragedy that claimed over 46 lives while leaving a collateral damage to property.

But despite the devastating loss, Nyanza residents still felt that both levels of government had abdicated their roles of providing a lasting solution to the flood menace.

Prior to the Mai Mahiu tragedy, a heavy downpour in Sindo, Suba South in Homa Bay County left four people dead and a trail of destruction prompting the accusations.

Among those who succumbed to the raging waters were two children and two adults.

According to residents interviewed by People Daily, a lot of focus and humanitarian aid is being channelled last Sunday’s incident, leaving those who have borne the brunt of flooding for decades unattended.

“We have so far lost four lives in Homa Bay alone. The situation in our homes is an eyesore but whenever a calamity befalls other places then the government responds with full force. We need the same to be replicated here in Nyanza,” noted Olimo Oswera.

In Nyatike, Migori, residents are still living in dilemma despite the government postponing the reopening of schools to May 6.

Majority of families who were displaced are still camping in schools with others erecting makeshift tents within the compound.

Hundreds of families are yet to be relocated to safe havens and are camping in schools despite the government planned reopening of schools.

by Ian Byron

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