Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Tuesday evening visited families affected by heavy rains and windstorms in Kinangop constituency in Nyandarua county, which caused massive destruction rendering them homeless.
Gachagua delivered assorted items to the displaced families, including, foodstuff and mattresses, blankets, and iron sheets to assist the affected families in reconstructing their houses and livelihoods.
The DP responded to the humanitarian crisis caused by the natural disaster that occurred on Monday night.
The families mainly at Bongo, Mukiri, Kagera-ini and Ndogonye villages were rendered homeless by the disaster, which also wreaked havoc on crops resulting from the heavy rains and strong winds.
“Although the damage is huge, I am happy that there were no casualties. No one died or was injured during the calamity. I have been sent by our President William Ruto to encourage the families and ensure that those affected reconstruct their lives,” he said.
During his visit to the villages, to inspect the extent of the damage, the DP promised more support from the Government.
Gachagua, who was joined by local leaders, said that he will ensure that the destroyed houses will be reconstructed.
The DP later addressed hundreds of residents at Kwa Haraka township, where he updated them on the Government’s development projects in Nyandarua County.
He said the Government had approved the construction of the Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru Road that will connect Nyandarua and Nyeri Counties and also reduce travel time.
Gachagua vowed to continue advocating for national unity and development as he advised youthful leaders in Mt Kenya region to shun divisive politics. He asked leaders from the region to unite, rally behind President William Ruto and support him to deliver to Kenyans.
This comes even as MPs drawn from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Jubilee Party said they were behind him as he focused on Mt Kenya unity behind President Ruto.
He said, President Ruto, and him will continue to mentor youthful leaders.
“But they have to be cautious and understand that our strength and relevance in national politics is based on our unity. We were divided in the past and we vowed never again shall we be so,” he stated.
“President Ruto and I will continue mentoring young leaders to take up political leadership in the future.