ODM to distribute relief to families affected by recent floods in Mavoko

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 16 May, 2024 12:19 | 2 mins read
Relief food being redied for Mavoko families affected by recent floods. PHOTO/@TheODMparty/X
Relief food being redied for Mavoko families affected by recent floods. PHOTO/@TheODMparty/X

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party has launched a relief program aimed at supporting families affected by floods in Mavoko, Machakos County.

In a press statement shared on Thursday, May 16, ODM said the event will be held at Mavoko DCC's Office today at 2:00 pm.

They said they will provide much-needed food and non-food items to families grappling with the effects of the floods.

Notable members of ODM will be at the event including Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Principal and Wiper Party Leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, as well as ODM Deputy Party Leaders Hassan Ali Joho and Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya.

The floods have not only resulted in loss of lives but also led to the displacement of thousands of people and extensive property damage.

"The ODM Relief Program today (Thursday 16th May 2024) rolls out to Mavoko Sub-County of Machakos County where food and non-food items will be distributed to families affected by the recent floods. This is an initiative of the ODM Party in the wake of the devastating floods that have caused death, displacement of thousands of people and destruction of property. The event will be held at the Mavoko DCC's Office at 2:00 pm. Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Principal and Wiper Party Leader HE. Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, ODM Deputy Party Leaders HE. Hon. Hassan Ali Joho and HE. Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya will grace the occasion. For purposes of logistical arrangements, we shall converge at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi at 1:00 from where we shall leave for Mavoko in a convoy. Karibuni," the statement from ODM read.

ODM's relief drive

On May 14th, leaders of the party announced the commencement of aid delivery comprising food and non-food essentials to support those impacted by floods.

Speaking at a meeting held at Chungwa House, ODM Deputy Party Leader Hassan Joho affirmed the party's commitment to aiding affected Kenyans, highlighting the decision to postpone party elections in light of the flood crisis.

“We are here to demonstrate that we care for Kenyans. We postponed our party elections when we realized Kenyans suffered from the flooding. It would have been heartless to continue the exercise under those devastating circumstances,” Joho expressed.

Wycliffe Oparanya noted that the assistance would be distributed impartially across affected regions, irrespective of political affiliations.

Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary-General Ahmed Idris, also in attendance, urged for additional support to address the needs of the thousands affected by the floods.

According to the government report, the crisis has left 411,825 individuals and 58,009 households displaced in Nairobi alone, with ongoing flooding in Narok and Tana River counties due to heavy rains.

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