Governor Kihika vows to walk with families who lost loved ones in Mai Mahiu floods

Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has vowed to work closely with families who lost their loved ones in the Mai Mahiu floods.

Kihika said she will ensure those affected are assisted.

Governor Kihika spoke during a requiem mass for the victims.

“We have held a tearful, moving and compassionate memorial prayer service conducted by interdenominational clergy for 61 lives we lost in the Mai Mahiu flash floods tragedy at the Mai Mahiu Grounds attended by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua,” she stated.

Prayers of courage, hope, humility and acceptance were preached to the families and kin who lost their loved ones.

Governor Kihika recounted the shock and sadness with which she received the news of the tragedy which occured 10 days ago and how the county government has worked with the National Government and organisations such as Kenya Red Cross for stepping in to help the displaced.

The county boss lauded President William Ruto, his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua, CDF Charles Kahariri anCabinet Secretaries, area MP Jayne Kihara and area MCA for their role.

So far, 53 families have been settled in rental houses.

The county government has also paid hospital bills for 133 victims who received treatment and paid morgue fees for those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

“We shall be embarking on the construction of houses for 85 families who have been displaced. We shall come together with well wishers to make this happen including our friends at Safaricim PLC, as well as the Housing Department with an allocation of Kshs 300 million,” she said.

Kihika also urged Water CS Zachary Njeru to help restore water supply since pipes have been washed away and boreholes in the area contaminated.

“I was grateful that DP Gachagua committed on the construction of the Mau Mau Road connecting Maai Mahiu-Kijabe,” she said.

Kihika promised to walk with the families of those who lost their loved ones and the displaced to rebuild their lives and homes.

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