Waiguru distributes food to 8,000 households affected by floods in Kirinyaga

In response to the disaster caused by the rains that recently pounded many parts of the country, Kirinyaga County Governor,Anne Waiguru, on Thursday distributed relief food to some of the county residents affected by floods.

In an event held at Wang’uru ACK Church grounds, the governor flagged off the distribution of rice and beans to 8,000 households drawn from Mukure, Gathigiriri and Tebere Wards.

She noted that the floods led to many residents losing their cropand livelihoods while some were even displaced.

Waiguru said that besides giving foodstuffs to those affected, the County Government has also been undertaking disaster mitigation interventions that include unclogging of drainage systems and digging up spillways for passage of storm water.

With the rains having subsided, the county department of roads will be embarking on rebuilding the destroyed infrastructure such as roads, and empowering the residents to enhance their climate resilience by increasing agricultural productivity.

At the same time, Waiguru thanked Mwea residents for re-electing her, assuring them of her commitment to delivering herpromise to steer the county’s development agenda.

She, however, noted that there is no time for playing politics as it is time to rebuild what has been lost due to the heavy rains, noting that Kirinyaga voters are wise enough when it comes to elections and they will know the qualities to look for when the time comes.

“It time to concentrate on development and implementing strategies that will empower our people and bring down the cost of living.” She said.

Mwea Member of Parliament, Mary Maingi, applauded the National and the County Government for alleviating the suffering of flood victims in Mwea that was mainly affected by flooding.

Tebere Member of County Assembly, Peter Karinga thanked the governor for remembering those affected by the rains as well as for her development track record.

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