The government is working around the clock to refine and consolidate the response plan to lessen its negative impact in regions expected to be hit hard by the heavy rainfall.
This is according to DP Rigathi Gachagua who this morning, together with Governors, respective Cabinet Secretaries as well as local and international partners held a strategic mitigation meeting at the DP’s Karen residence on how to revert the El Nino disaster.
”El Nino is beyond County Governments; El Nino is beyond the National Government; El Nino is beyond our Partners. That is why we must work together by leveraging our diverse capacities in technical and financial resources,” he stated.
The second in command has also urged citizens to take precautions, including relocating from flood-prone areas and harvesting and storing produce early to minimize potential losses.
“While we strive to build resilience structures, the rains are an opportunity to also grow more trees,” he added.
“Improving forest cover will reduce the negative impact of Climate Change by stabilising weather and countering events such as landslides and mudslides.”
To address the looming risks, Gachagua urged counties to prioritize urgent cleaning and unclogging of drainage networks, particularly in urban areas.
“As a matter of urgency, we request counties to prepare artificial waterways. This will reduce surface run-off and risk of flooding,” Gachagua said.