Turkana County Governor Josphat Nanok has urged residents living in riparian lands along River Turkwel to move to safer areas.
This is after Kalawase seasonal river and river Turkwel flooded due to heavy rains and burst their banks.
Speaking during the Mashujaa Day Celebrations at the Ekaales Centre, Governor Nanok said residents should move to safer places to avoid disaster.
“With the potential of continued rains and flooding such as witnessed on Friday, we have urged residents living on riparian lands along River Turkwel to move to safer areas, even as the County Government looks for permanent solutions for public infrastructure within such areas, “said Nanok.
Governor Nanok said a joint team of County Disaster Management department, National Government and a host of humanitarian organisations, including Red Cross, have started rescue and relief operations in areas affected by floods.
He said a rapid assessment will advise further support to affected residents.