The government has introduced an emergency desk at Nyayo House, providing a platform for city residents to report the loss of essential personal documents such as ID cards, passports, and birth certificates, announced Immigration Principal Secretary Julius Bitok during an address in Mavoko, Machakos County, coinciding with National Tree Growing Day.

Bitok emphasized that this initiative aims to expedite the replacement of documents lost during floods, ensuring affected individuals can obtain new documents promptly.

He further mentioned that similar emergency desks will be established nationwide, with a commitment to mobilize resources across the country to facilitate efficient document replacement.

As of May 8, the national death toll from floods reached 257, with 188 individuals sustaining injuries and 293,661 people affected by heavy rains, leading to the displacement of 54,837 households nationwide.

Bitok urged Kenyans to prioritize National Tree Growing Day, highlighting its crucial role in addressing flooding and other weather-related challenges.

He announced plans to plant 3,000 trees in the area, affirming the government’s dedication to planting at least 4 million trees monthly and a total of 15 billion trees over the next decade to counteract the adverse effects of climate change.

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