Narok flood victim receives KES 3.1 million compensation
06 July 2015, 09:19
Narok - A businessman in Narok town who lost more than KES 6.5 million and his wife when floods hit the town in April has been compensated.
Walter Njogu received KES 3.1 cheque on Friday from Kenya Orient insurance for Orient stock policy he had insured the business with.
"Thank Lord I had insured my business and I urge Kenyans to insure their businesses too so they can benefit when disaster strikes," said a smiling Njogu.
He said the money will enable him to expand the business and continue leading a good life.
Kenya Orient General Manager Operations, Mercy Kiana during the handover of the cheque said there is a need for Kenyans to be educated on how insurance works so they can pick one that befits them.
On April 28, Njogu's shop was submerged in water following a heavy downpour in Narok town.
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The floods killed more than 15 people and destroyed property worth millions of money.
Locals attributed the loss to poor planning of the town which has seen many waterways blocked by houses that have been constructed on waterways.
Alfred Migiro, a resident said the problem was started by the previous local government which sold the piece of land to individuals.
"The Governor has started opening the waterways but he cannot manage the problem alone. Other elected leaders should come in and assist," he said.
In a telephone call, area MCA Benard Torome ruled out relocating the entire town saying it is unnecessary.
He said the County government should construct a by-pass connecting the town to the highlands and build industries there so that the town can spread towards the higher grounds.
"For now, the County government should compensate the people who have developed on the waterways and then demolish the structures to make the waterway clear," he said.
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