Isaac Mwaura Lists 7 Counties Set to Receive High Temperatures of More Than 30°C After Floods


Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura on Wednesday revealed seven counties that would receive high temperatures after floods end.

Mwaura in an official statement, called on Kenyans living in the North Eastern and South Eastern regions to brace for high temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius.

Isiolo, Wajir, Mandera, Garissa, Taita Taveta, Kitui and Tana River are among the counties advised to brace themselves for high temperatures.

According to Mwaura, the above counties would receive the high temperatures in what he described as post-flood crisis recovery.

Government spokesperson Isaac Mwaura addresses the media in Embakasi, Nairobi on Friday, February 2, 2024.

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“The regions will, however, experience favourable weather of more than 30°C, setting the stage for post-flood recovery initiatives in public works,” Mwaura stated.

Mwaura further revealed that once the floods subside, the government would embark on extensive public works which will include the reconstruction of schools and repairs to water treatment systems.

The government will also allocate funds for the repair of roads and improvements to the accessibility of social and economic facilities.

Nonetheless, the government spokesperson warned that flooding was expected in low-lying areas and the urban and riparian areas

“Meanwhile, landslides/mudslides may occur in areas with steep slopes, escarpments and ravines,” Isaac Mwaura stated in his report.

Consequently, those living near dams and railway lines were urged to evacuate immediately to avoid further loss of lives caused by floods.

“Strong water currents have also made some roads dangerous for vehicle passage and increased water stagnation is damaging many roads,” the government spokesperson warned.

Mwaura also noted the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross would conduct medical outreach programmes as well as cholera control.

“We remain committed to safeguarding the lives and properties of all Kenyans and we are enhancing our interventions to mitigate the impact of the floods.”

A man stranded in the flooded Nairobi River.

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