Cabinet Secretary for East African Community (EAC), ASALs and Regional Development the Hon CS Rebecca Miano (MBS) has issued an early warning that the looming El Nino rains could trigger flooding, land and mudslides and disease outbreaks in some parts of the country.
In a press statement on Monday, October 2, the Hon CS Rebecca Miano MBS said that the weatherman shows over 90 per cent likelihood of an El Nino with above normal rainfall expected in various locations in coming days.
The Hon CS said that the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) are more vulnerable partly due to the terrain they occupy and the impact of five consecutive failed rain seasons that lasted until March this year, by which time livestock mortality had severely weakened the livelihoods of most communities.
“Most of the ASAL counties are expected to experience floods,” she said.
Miano said at least 15 counties had been identified as likely to bear the brunt of the impeding El Nino.
From our desk we take this singular opportunity to wish the able, talented, forthright, principled and Godly Hon CS Rebecca Miano MBS God’s immeasurable blessings, favour, longevity and finally be a beneficiary to everlasting life.