Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all John's badges.

Tana flood victims need urgent relief

10 April 2013, 12:27 Alloys Musyoka

Urgent food relief and other household items are needed for over 1 500 flood victims at Bura constituency in Tana River county, a government officer has said.

Tana River North District commissioner (Bura constituency) Reuben Loyotoman has said that local residents displaced by floods after River Tana burst due to the ongoing heavy rains are in urgent need of food and other non-food items.

The DC said that about 2 000 houses were swept by floods before the rest left for higher ground for safety where they are currently  camping.

"Crops planted along the River were also uprooted and those people need support because they have no food," said the DC.

The district commissioner said that the floods have been caused by heavy rains pounding high areas.

He urged people staying near the river to move away to avoid drowning in the flood water.

Loyotoman said that the floods have paralysed transport in some areas within Tana River county.

"This district is now isolated because all roads leading to other towns have been cut off and so only helicopters can take food to displaced people in those areas," said the DC.

He assured locals that the government and Red cross were doing all their best to help them.

Loyotoman added that Red Cross society has already availed some of the non-food items like tents and nets as well as medicines to displaced people.

He called on other non-governmental organisations and well wishers to intervene and support Bura people who are spending nights in tents.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kenya says will return to interna...

Kenya will return to international markets to borrow when it feels the time is right, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said on Tuesday. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave office if you can't handle ...

Leave office if you cannot handle corruption, an MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Give me the chance to unseat Uhur...

Give me the chance to send President Uhuru Kenyatta home, Kalonzo Musyoka tells Kenyans. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Explain your foreign trips since ...

Explain your foreign trips, Musalia Mudavadi tells President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
China to help Kenya fight high le...

China observed that if left unchecked, corruption could see the country degenerate into lawlessness. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Signs that he is seeing someone e...

When a man wants to be with you, he will always create time to be with you. Read more...