Uhuru Kenyatta Donates sh.2 Million to Flood Victims via Kenya Red Cross

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to the ongoing crisis of floods ravaging Kenya by pledging a substantial donation of Ksh.2 million to the Kenya Red Cross Society.

In his statement released on Tuesday, Kenyatta expressed his deep concern for those affected, emphasizing that the funds would provide crucial relief and essential aid to flood victims.

“The relentless rainfall has caused significant damage, displacing families, destroying infrastructure, and claiming precious lives,” said Kenyatta.

He extended his thoughts and prayers to the affected communities, urging Kenyans to stand together in solidarity during this time of profound loss and despair.

Acknowledging the severity of the situation, Kenyatta urged caution, advising citizens to avoid flood-prone areas and relocate to higher ground for safety.

He also called on healthcare providers to tend to the injured flood victims amidst ongoing strikes, stressing the need for dialogue to address their demands.

Kenyatta’s donation comes in the wake of various flooding incidents, including the tragic Mai Mahiu incident that has claimed 71 lives and a boat capsizing in Tana River, resulting in seven fatalities.

Recognizing the widespread destruction caused by heavy rains and floods across the country, Kenyatta expressed his sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to all those affected.

Highlighting the urgent need for solidarity and collective action, Kenyatta called upon all citizens to unite in providing support and assistance wherever possible.

He emphasized the importance of shared determination and compassion in rebuilding lives and restoring hope amidst the disruption caused by the natural disaster.

In addition to his donation, Kenyatta emphasized the crucial need for all Kenyans to remain vigilant and cautious amidst the dangers posed by flooding.

He urged citizens to exercise utmost care, avoid crossing flooded roads or pathways, and seek higher ground when necessary to ensure their safety and well-being.

Recognizing the challenges within the healthcare sector, Kenyatta urged volunteer medical professionals and healthcare providers to step forward and assist the sick and injured.

He acknowledged the dedication and commitment of all healthcare workers, emphasizing the importance of addressing their concerns through constructive dialogue and meaningful engagement.

In conclusion, Kenyatta called for unity and resilience in navigating through these difficult times, emphasizing the importance of emerging stronger, more resilient, and more united than ever before.

April 30, 2024

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