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King Charles Sends Message to Ruto on Floods Crisis


King Charles III and Queen Camilla of the UK on Tuesday, Could 7, despatched a message of consolation and sympathy to President William Ruto amid the continuing floods skilled throughout the nation.

In an announcement, the King expressed sorrow over the rise in fatalities and disruption of livelihoods brought on by the results of local weather change.

King Charles acknowledged the federal government’s efforts in mitigating the state of affairs and referred to as for further help to be accorded to Kenya.

“Mr. President, it was with nice concern that my spouse and I learnt just lately of the horrible flooding that has ravaged Kenya and the area, and which continues to impression so lots of your folks. We will solely start to think about the anguish of those that have misplaced family members and seen their livelihoods devastated,” he famous.

Floods wreaking havoc in Kitengela.

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“Our ideas are additionally with these emergency employees and others who’re working lengthy hours to help those that have been so dreadfully affected.”

“The elevated unpredictability and violence of climate techniques remind us of how completely important it’s that the world act collectively and with all despatch to mitigate and adapt to local weather change.

Whereas having fond reminiscences of his go to to Kenya, the king famous how important the world must unite to mitigate such results. 

The King and his spouse made a state go to to Kenya from October 31, 2023, to November 3, 2023, and have been hosted by President Ruto.

“As we mentioned throughout our go to to Kenya final 12 months, the problem of local weather change and biodiversity loss falls to all of us to deal with: at stake is our very high quality of life and survival as a world,” he added.

“Remembering with nice fondness the welcome we obtained on my go to final 12 months, and the friendship between our two international locations we needed to ship our deepest sympathy and affection to the folks of Kenya.

The continuing heavy rains have disrupted regular day-to-day actions, affected folks’s sources of earnings and resulted in lack of lives.

In line with the Inside Ministry, the dying toll stood at 229, 174 accidents and no less than 234,685 folks have been displaced as of Could 6, 2024.

To mitigate the disaster, the federal government arrange 167 camps in 22 counties and hosted 70,451 Kenyans.

Additional, a 24-hour evacuation discover was issued to folks residing in areas close to dams and water reservoirs. 

President William Ruto addressing Mathare residents on Could 6, 2024.

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