95665002 2785333541536395 8790414929413799936 nBaringo County department of disaster and risk management has asked residents living in areas prone to landslides or floods to move to safer grounds to avoid lose of lives, displacements and damages.

Today a joint assesment team from the department and Redcross Society of Kenya visited various parts of the County affected by floods in Ilchamus and Emining Wards to establish the extent of the situation and pledged to assist the affected families.

Deputy Governor H.E Jacob Chepkwony advised residents ensure they regularly check on their neighbours, relatives and other members of the community to ensure they are safe.95592118 2785331104869972 4162747994807992320 n

"Let us exercise caution by moving to higher grounds or safe areas particularly those living along the lower part of Ilchamus Ward in Baringo South, Mogotio and Emining Wards in Mogotio and its sorrounding as well as those living along the Kerio river belt to avert foreseen and unforeseen flash floods," Chepkwony warned.

Emining Ward MCA Paul Kibarar said more than 50 households living in Kures, Chepchomus, Kapcheluguny and Emining Centre have been marooned by the flash floods.

He appealled to the government to come to the rescue of the poor families by providing alternative shelter, food, clean water, mosquito nets and other basic needs.

The department of disaster advises residents to contact area Chief or Ward Administrator in case of any incidents.95630556 2785331564869926 8164120616467693568 n95606486 2785327264870356 5829495236107173888 n

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