In a swift response to the devastating floods affecting various parts of the country, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has directed the National Police Service to spearhead search and rescue operations by land and air.

Kindiki emphasized the importance of collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross and other government agencies to mitigate the impact of the floods on communities.

“All available financial and human resources as well as public equipment are being deployed to mitigate the adverse effects of the raging waters on life, livestock, crops, and property,” Kindiki stated.

President William Ruto’s call for immediate action from relevant ministries and agencies has prompted a coordinated effort to address the crisis caused by the floods. The government, in partnership with aid organizations, is mobilizing resources to provide support to those affected.

The Kenya Red Cross has reported significant damage across 23 counties, with thousands of households impacted and livestock losses. IDP camps have been established to accommodate displaced individuals, with relief efforts ongoing to assist those in need.

As the situation continues to unfold, the public is urged to cooperate with authorities and emergency teams to ensure their safety during this challenging time. The National Police Service remains committed to leading the way in search and rescue operations to bring relief to affected communities.