Gov’t Of Kenya To Pay Medical Bills Of Mai Mahiu Dam Tragedy Victims

Government spokesman Isaac Mwaura recently announced the government’s commitment to covering the medical expenses incurred by the victims of the devastating Maimahiu flash floods.

Addressing the media in Mombasa, Mwaura disclosed that a total of 73 individuals sustained injuries during the calamity and were promptly transported to nearby medical facilities.

“In a gesture of solidarity, the government will bear the entirety of their hospital bills,” he affirmed.

Mwaura emphasized the severe impact of the floods on Nairobi County, where approximately 147,000 people were displaced, constituting 77% of the nation’s total displaced population. To accommodate those affected, the government has established 52 displacement camps across the region.

Official investigations attribute the flash floods to a blocked railway line tunnel, obstructing the natural flow of the River Tongi and causing it to overflow.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua provided updates, indicating that as of Tuesday morning, 71 fatalities had been confirmed, with 28 individuals still missing.