In Summary
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta committed that the government will rebuild all schools which have been destroyed by the floods.
  • President Kenyatta said flood victims should be given the first priority in the enrolment.

  • Mr Kenyatta announced that the government will process 1,300 title deeds for the Nyakinyua farm owners who were largely affected by the tragedy.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on Wednesday led Kenyans in mourning the 47 victims of the Patel Dam tragedy in Solai, Nakuru County.

During the sombre ceremony, President Kenyatta condoled with the bereaved families promising that his administration will continue supporting them and other flood victims to rebuild their lives.

President Kenyatta spoke at the Africa Inland Church (AIC) grounds in Solai during the requiem mass for the victims of the disaster.

 “As we mourn with Subukia victims, we are also mourning with Kenyans affected by  floods in various parts of the country which include Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi and recently Migori,” he said.

“I am saddened by the accident and I pray for the quick recovery of survivors. The government will help them get back to their normal lives alongside others in the country hit hard by floods,” he said.

REBUILD SCHOOLS

The President committed that the government will rebuild all schools which have been destroyed by the floods.

He further said the government will construct roads and social amenities which have been destroyed by floods.

The Head of State called upon the Council of Governors chairman to help in enrolling all flood victims to the National Hospital Insurance Fund scheme, saying this will reduce the burden of the families, most of whom have lost their means of livelihood.

The President, who was accompanied by other top government officials, said flood victims should be given the first priority in the enrolment.

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