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Wednesday May 6, 2020 – Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, has warned Kenyans who live in areas that have been labeled as danger zones in relation to flooding in parts of the country.

Speaking to the press, Matiang’i said that the Government had raised an alert in dealing with the heavy downpour that has caused the flooding. 

“We have given instructions this morning to our regional security team in North Eastern and in parts of Eastern and Coast to begin moving people away from danger.”

“That level of alert will remain raised for the next week or two until we are satisfied that we are away from danger.”

“The waters in the dams have risen to unprecedented levels,” Matiang’i warned.

He cautioned that a disaster will be witnessed if necessary measures by the Government were not followed.

Matiang’i explained that the Government had no option than evict innocent Kenyans from their homes to avoid endangering their lives.

“We are moving some people by force, we have instructed the County commissioners, county security teams in Garissa and in Tana River to move everyone who is endangered, even if it means putting them in lorries ourselves.”

“For those who are in the ways of danger particularly in Tana River and Garissa, we are moving you.”

“Start moving before we come.”

“We have to ensure that you are safe and we are not going to spend time negotiating with you because we would rather negotiate with you when you are alive,” Matiang’i declared.

The CS declared that force will be used in parts of the country where Kenyans were not heeding to the Government’s directives.


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