The Government through the Ministry of Interior has assured residents affected by the floods in Tana River County that it has embarked on plans to find shelter for them. 

Speaking in Garsen yesterday when he visited the victims of the floods, Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo said the government will buy land from individuals in the area to build permanent houses for the residents affected by the floods.

Approximately 38,000 families were affected while eight people lost their lives in Tana River County due to the ongoing heavy downpour.

PS Omollo said the government will not forsake the affected residents.

At the same time, Omollo assured students that the government will provide necessary aid to ensure learning continues uninterrupted.

Residents have been urged to take more precautions, especially when there is a flood in the area.