Kenya flood victims receive Sh3 million foodstuff, non-food items



Residents affected by floods and mudslides in Narok South have received food and non-food item donations from Nairobi Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Temple worth Sh3 million.

The consignment was flagged off by Narok County Governor Patrick Ntutu, for the residents of Narok South and the neighbouring Maasai Mau Forest who were hit by mudslides.

Nunu Shangani, Arun Rabadia, and Prakash Pindoria led the temple mission, where they donated 210 mattresses, 210 blankets, 2 and a half sacks of Crocs slippers, 200 bags of Unga of five kg each, UHC milk 360 pieces, and assorted children’s food and juices.

“We are here to bring hope and happiness to the families affected by the heavy rains amid the disaster menace,” said Rabadia.

According to statistics given by Narok South Deputy County Commissioner Felix Kisalu, some 11 people died and over 2000 were displaced by floods in Narok South Sub County since the heavy rains began.

The County Executive Member in Charge of Administration, Coordination of Decentralised Services, and Disaster Management, Josephine Ngeno, said a total of 1612 households have been displaced in the upper Ololulunga and Melelo areas bordering the Maasai Mau Forest and are sheltering in nearby schools and churches.

Speaking during the food distribution, Ngeno said other affected areas are Talek (300 households), Mosiro Irrigation Scheme (158 households), Oldonyo Orasha, Esupetai and its environs (324 households), Narok Town, and Mukuru (63 households), adding to a total of 2,457 people displaced.

The governor was accompanied by Narok South MP Kitilai Ntutu, Woman Representative Rebecca Tonkei, Speaker of the County Assembly Davis Dikirr, and members of the county assembly.