Governor of Tana River, Dhado Godhana, has warned that his county is facing another flood disaster due to ongoing rains in several parts of the country.

The governor has appealed to donors and stakeholders to come forward to aid his county, which continues to be affected by floods.

Already, two people have lost their lives in the area after being swept away by floods, with both the County and National Government urging residents of low-lying areas to relocate to higher ground.

Mr. Godhana made this call as the Government stated that it has put in place robust strategies to address the flood disaster in many parts of the country, especially along the Coast.

Speaking in Mombasa, Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura explained that the Government has allocated funds to assist Kenyans affected by the rains, which, according to him, would significantly impact the Coast region where many rivers flow into the ocean.

“During the El Nino rains, we witnessed widespread effects across the country, including damage to agriculture, destruction of homes, and even the spread of diseases. These rains from March to May have started vigorously and have exceeded normal levels. The Government is monitoring the challenges and will address them. Plans are underway to provide housing to ensure that those whose homes are destroyed have shelter,” said Mr. Mwaura.

The government is working tirelessly to mitigate the effects of the floods and ensure the safety and well-being of all affected residents.