The Kenyan government intends to release a sum of 61.1 billion shillings (more than 602 million dollars) to assist the victims and repair the material damage caused by recent floods.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Cyrus Oguna, spokesman for the government during an interpellation in Parliament. Nairobi has been called upon to build the people on the measures taken to repair the damage caused by recent floods.
Last November, landslides and floods caused by heavy rains killed nearly 34 people in the west of the country. These bad weather also destroyed infrastructure (bridges, buildings, etc.) and left hundreds homeless.
According to the Kenyan authorities, more than $ 60 million will be spent on the care of the victims. This, giving them means of adaptation and resilience.
« Many people are reluctant to leave their homes because they own title to the land where their homes are built. Disasters can happen anywhere and we can not prevent these disasters from happening. The most noble thing to do is to facilitate their resettlement if they wish to return to their homes and lands, « said Mr. Oguna.
While floods are common in Kenya, as in most of East Africa, experts suggest that rainfall of this intensity is rare at this time of year. They do not hesitate to establish a close link with the rising waters of the Indian Ocean, itself due to climate change.