Murang’a landslide survivors get new documents

He said families were in need of sanitary supplies and many were facing psychological problems after their lives were drastically changed.

Ahadi Kenya CEO Stanley Kamau said the two organizations would cover all costs for documents requested by survivors.

He said similar exercises should be organized in shelters for flood survivors across the country to help them acquire personal documents.

Kamau, who also donated food, in association with other well-wishers, will seek funds to start income-generating activities for landslide survivors.

“My request to the county government and other stakeholders is to ensure that the food donated for this camp is not diverted to other areas,” he said, adding that outsiders found with the branded food will be prosecuted.

He also pleaded with Kenyans to shelter those affected by the rains until they could return to their homes.

This will reduce the chances of survivors returning to their farms and homes before the danger ends.

Kamau urged those raising funds on behalf of survivors to be responsible and direct funds to support them.

Mathioya County Deputy Commissioner Eddy Jonathan said that in the camp 21 of the residents are women, four are men and 16 children, 12 of whom go to school.

He confirmed that all 65 primary and 32 secondary schools in the sub-county are operational, but some have been affected by the rains.

“Some toilets and classrooms have been degraded by the rains and we ask our NG-CDF to come and help restore them,” he said.