Gov't spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirms 29 people have died from floods

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Government Spokesman Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna

Government spokesman retired Colonel Cyrus Oguna on Thursday morning confirmed that a total of 29 people have died in flood-related accidents.

The country has been experiencing heavy rainfall over the past three weeks which have caused major havoc - including death and destruction of property.

Oguna said the government had put in place measures to prevent further deaths while at the same time restoring victims into their normal lives.

The measures being undertaken including moving people residing in affected areas to higher grounds and providing them with emergency provisions such as food and shelter.

“The gov't is doing everything to ensure that all these sectors (education, roads) are restored in a manner that they can be able to enhance the livelihood of the communities that are affected," Oguna said.

He also asked Kenyans to stay vigilant and avoid areas which are either faced by flash floods or by landslides.

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