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10,000 NYS to help end Nairobi floods, says Government

13 May 2015, 16:45 William Korir

Nairobi - 10,000 National Youth Service officers have been deployed to help ease the ongoing flooding and its repercussions in Nairobi.

The officers will be deployed to open up drainage systems as well as help residents in the city cope with the effects of the floods.

The floods have caused massive snarl ups in Nairobi and have cost the lives of 15 people as well as destruction of property.

Devolution CS Ann Waiguru, under whose docket the NYS sits says that the recruits will be deployed with immediate effect.

" Servicemen who recently passed out and are currently in camps will immediately be deployed to support the Nairobi County Government," she said Wednesday.

" The officers will be deployed in the Nairobi City County Government to offer support in unclogging the drainage systems", she added.

Many Nairobi residents spent the whole night on the roads Monday and Tuesday after roads became impassable and caused massive traffic snarl ups in the city.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero earlier apologized to city residents for the ongoing floods in the city and destruction of property as well as loss of lives.

Kidero, speaking Wednesday said that the rains seen in the city are bigger than those that were experienced during the El Nino season of 1997.

"This is worse than El Nino rains experienced in Nairobi in 1997," he said.

He said that he was very sorry for city residents who spent hours on the roads due to non moving traffic and said that his County Government was liaising with other authorities to ensure that the destruction is reduced as well as planning for the future.

" My sincere apologies to all Nairobians who have lost their loved ones,' he added, saying: "We continue to work towards the Nairobi we all want," he stated

" We are also closely liaising with the Meteorological department to share with us the actual rainfall forecast for the coming days in order for us to advise Nairobians accordingly," he added.

" We are also liaising with the traffic police commandant to ensure flow of traffic is manageable during this period," he insisted.

Nairobians spent hours on the roads Monday and Tuesday, with city residents forced to brave flooded roads and burst river banks as they sought their way home.

Many though, who spoke to News24 feel that Kidero's apology has come too late.

" Its too late. We have suffered already. People have lost their lives and we get an apology? They knew the rains were coming yet did nothing. Its demoralizing," Peter Njuguna, a Nairobi resident complained.

But analysts feel that the problem is not Kidero's and he is getting burnt by it unfairly.

" This city planning issue has been there for years. It is not about Kidero and I feel bad for him," Oscar Sendeyo, a planning expert says.

" It will need years to ensure the drainage is up to speed so blaming Kidero for a sixty year old problem is unfair, he added.

So far, 15 people have been confirmed dead in incidences cause by the heavy rains in Nairobi.

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