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Gachagua-Led Delegation Assess Flood Damage in Garissa County



Gachagua-Led Delegation Assess Flood Damage in Garissa County

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, together with government officials and partners, visited Garissa County on Thursday to address the aftermath of severe flooding that has deeply affected numerous families.

During the visit, Gachagua stressed the urgent need for swift action in responding to disasters. He highlighted the importance of both short-term relief and long-term solutions to deal with the challenges posed by such calamities.

“We comforted the families who have suffered from the floods and assessed the situation for better interventions,” Gachagua stated, acknowledging the severity of the impact of the floods and the necessity for comprehensive solutions. “The severity of the impact of these floods shows we not only need short-term but also long-term solutions to avert frequent challenges.”

The deputy president committed to collaborating with local leadership, governmental bodies, and partners to develop effective interventions and infrastructure improvements to address the recurring problem of flooding, not only in Garissa but also in other parts of Northern Kenya.

“We will work with leaders from Garissa and other Northern Kenya counties, as well as partners, to develop interventions and build structures to boost resilience against similar occurrences in the future,” he added.

Accompanying Gachagua were key officials including Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale, Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen, Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir, and ASALs and Regional Development Principal Secretary Harsama Kello.

Also present were Garissa Governor Nathif Jama, Senator Abdul Haji, Nyeri Senator Wahome Wamatinga, Deputy Governor Abdi Dakane, as well as Members of Parliament and grassroots leaders representing affected constituencies.

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