The county governor of Nairobi Johnson Sakaja has today set out the measures that his administration will take  to prepare for the anticipated El Nino rains  as well as protecting lives and property in Nairobi.

The governor touched on poor and clogged drainage system as the main cause of the problems, he said that the newly recruited  environmental staff will help in timely unclogging of the drainage systems. “We have recruited 3500 young men and women as environmental officers to begin work on this and other environmental maintenance immediately,” Sakaja said.

The governor further added that they are going to review the planning and enforcement, he said they are going to identify buildings that sits on riverbeds  and poses a clear flooding threat. These reserves and wet lands are essential for natural drainage and water control building on them doesn’t just threaten those who have property there it means the rest of us must face the real risk of floods,” said Sakaja

finally Governor Sakaja said  in conjunction with the Nairobi county assembly  they will conduct a full review of the disaster management act of 2016 to align it with the emerging situations and also offer certification courses as well as exploring a disaster risk insurance scheme.