Nairobi senator Mike Sonko’s free service delivery team, Sonko Rescue Team, has taken measures to minimise the devastating effects of the expected El Nino rains in September. This week the team was deployed to various sections of Nairobi for a clean up exercise.
They started off the exercise in Embakasi North where they unblocked sewerage pipes and created awareness among residents on potential waterborne diseases.
Sonko released a statement that read,
With El Nino being predicted to hit Nairobi starting September potentially causing floods and water borne diseases, Sonko Rescue Team is recommending action now to avoid floods,food crisis and preventable damage to our buildings and infrastructure.
Today SRT visited Embakasi North where we started effective measures to cut risks that Elnino might cause by unblocking sewerage pipes in our estates. The clean up exercise is aimed at creating awareness among Kayole residents as there will be an increased risk of catching diseases like malaria and other water-borne diseases in flood prone areas. We will continue with this awareness programme to avoid last minute blame game. We also call upon all Kenyans to avoid polluting the environment in order to facilitate free flow of sewer.
Here are some photos