Turkana County: Flood Damages
Turkana County Ministry of Public Service, Decentralized Administration and Disaster Management has constituted three teams of officers from line ministries to assess and ascertain the extend of damage and people affected as a result of the ongoing flash floods experienced in different parts of the county.
According to the County Chief Officer(CO) in Charge of Disaster Management, Major(Rtd) Daniel Nawose Ing’ollan, the three teams will carry out the assessment across the county in a move aimed at providing appropriate mitigation Measures.
He said the teams will be led by
the Sub County administrator in Turkana Central and Deputy Sub County Administrators in Turkana South, Turkana North, Turkana West and Loima with Disaster Preparedness Officer(DPO) being secretaries in their respective teams.
He said they had so far confirmed reports from Lopur ward that the floods affected households with 102 people being displaced from their original settlement and livestock being killed by rain and floods.
He however pointed out that no human lif
e has been reported to have been lost as they were yet to confirm reports indicating that three bodies had been seen floating at Tarach river, suspected to be from Nakoyo village.
He warned the public against consuming meat from drowned animals saying this was a great public health concern. He added that the County government was focused on awareness creation on the dangers and health consequences of consuming dead livestock.
The Chief Officer said the report from team tasked to visit different sub counties will enable the ministry mitigate the effect of the flash floods and help in mobilizing development partners to provide the affected with relief food, non food items and if possible if finances allow restock them.