Govt Activates The National Disaster Operation Centre

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President William Ruto has activated the National Disaster Operation Centre to coordinate emergency response for the ongoing flooding in different parts of the country due to the El Nino rains.

On Saturday morning President Ruto met Cabinet Secretaries, Council of Governors Chairperson Anne Waiguru, Chief of Defence Forces Francis Ogolla, Inspector-General of Police Japhet Koome among other leaders to strategies on how to offer emergency assistance to Kenyans.

Ongoing heavy rains and flooding – which are linked to the El Niño weather phenomenon – have killed at least 71 people and displaced more than 150,000 in Kenya, according to the Kenya Red Cross.

El Niño is caused by the Pacific Ocean warming and is linked to flooding, cyclones, drought, and wildfires.

Thirty-three out of 47 counties have been affected, and Makueni is one of the most affected.

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