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Flood Victims to be commemorated on May 10th 2024

By Antynet Ford

May 10, 2024, has been gazetted as a public holiday to honor victims of floods.

Those who died from the nationwide floods will also be commemorated during the holiday; President William Ruto has announced.

More than 240 people have died as an effect of the raging floods outside of the rains and a total of 41,526 households have been displaced affecting approximately 212,630 people.

138 camps have been set up across various counties hosting 62,061 people. Approximately 227,238 people have been impacted by the heavy rains.

A total of 1,967 schools have been affected by the floods.

The government says multi-agency teams drawn from the Kenya Defence Forces, National Youth Service, and Humanitarian agencies had already hit the ground running to coordinate rescue efforts and provide essential help to the displaced people.

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