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Interior CS Kindiki Directs Repairs on Railway Lines After Tragedy


Inside CS Kithure Kindiki on Tuesday directed the instant restore of the Kijabe railway line to take away blockages triggered deposition of particles on the road.

Kindiki issued the orders after the railway line passing by way of the Kijabe space was rendered impassable by fallen timber and dust accumulation on the rails. 

The Inside CS who visited the realm to evaluate the state of affairs, famous transfer was geared toward averting additional deaths witnessed in current days.

“The federal government has directed pressing structural repairs and drainage of the tunnels to avert lack of life within the space as was the case final week,” the CS introduced.

Inside CS Kithure Kindiki throughout an evaluation go to in Kijabe, Kiambu County on Could 7, 2024

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Kithure Kindiki

Whereas conducting the tour, the CS additionally directed the instant evacuation of individuals dwelling inside the railway line by safety officers.  

Specifically, Kindiki ordered the Kiambu County Safety and Intelligence Committee (CSIC) to guide the evacuation course of and guarantee all residents of the flagged areas had been saved.

In accordance with Kindiki, this might assist mitigate any potential hurt to folks dwelling downstream in case of stormwater attributable to a drainage system burst. 

“Members of the general public affected by this directive can be assisted to search out momentary shelter till it’s protected to return to their recurring residences,” Kindiki said.

Kindiki’s directive got here barely days after a number of folks died from floods that hit the realm and destroyed infrastructure.

The relocation additionally follows a directive by President William Ruto on the evacuation of Kenyans from areas that had been affected by the floods.

In his directive which he made on Could 3, the president ordered the Inside Ministry to determine potential websites for momentary shelter for displaced individuals and lead the general assist programme.

Ruto additional ordered Kindiki to forcefully evict Nairobians who stay and have constructed their homes on riparian land.

President William Ruto and Inside Cupboard Secretary Kithure Kindiki inspecting the demolishing of homes on riparian land alongside the Nairobi River, Could 6.

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