Kenya:Local European Union Statement by Heads of Mission in Patel Dam tragedy
.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 10, 2018–The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Kenya:
The EU Heads of Mission are greatly saddened at the news of the tragedy in Nakuru County, where many people in the Solai area are feared to have lost their lives and hundreds have lost their homes after the Patel Dam burst last night following heavy rain.
The EU Heads of Mission send their sympathy to all the affected communities. The EU is monitoring the evolving situation in Nakuru County as well as the wider flooding situation across Kenya. The Nairobi office of the EU’s humanitarian aid department (ECHO) stands ready to support efforts to provide emergency assistance. The death toll following Wednesday night’s flooding of villages in the Subukia areas of Nakuru has risen to 32. The death toll in the country for flood-related incident stand 162 the number of people who have died countrywide as a result of floods since heavy rains started in March.
This statement issued by the following Heads of Mission in Kenya: