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Update on Mai Mahiu Flood Tragedy: Community Left Struggling as Promised Government Aid Fails to Materialize

Update on Mai Mahiu Flood Tragedy: Community Left Struggling as Promised Government Aid Fails to Materialize

Months after the devastating floods that claimed 62 lives in Mai Mahiu, survivors and victims’ families are grappling with an overwhelming sense of abandonment.

Update on Mai Mahiu Flood Tragedy
File Photo: President William Ruto speaking to Mai Mahiu Flood Victims. Courtesy.

Despite President William Ruto’s assurance of Ksh 300 million in aid for resettlement, the promised funds have yet to reach those in need.

Local residents, already burdened by grief, now face the additional strain of organizing funerals and covering unpaid medical bills.

Many have turned to personal fundraising efforts to rebuild their lives, highlighting the stark reality of unmet promises.

“We were assured that help was on the way,” said Mary Wanjiku, a resident who lost her husband in the floods. “But months later, we haven’t seen a single shilling from the government.”

The government’s pledge, intended to ease the financial burden and support recovery efforts, remains unfulfilled, leaving the community to fend for itself.

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Residents have organized community fundraisers and pooled their resources to manage immediate needs, but the strain is taking its toll.

“People are desperate,” said John Mwangi, a community leader. “We’re doing what we can, but it’s not enough. We need the government to follow through on its promise.”

Survivors and victims’ families continue to await the aid that could provide a semblance of stability in their disrupted lives.

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