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ECDE pupil killed following strong winds in Kilifi

  • May 23, 2024
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ECDE pupil killed following strong winds in Kilifi

In a heart-wrenching incident in Kaloleni, Kilifi County, tragedy struck when a young Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) student lost his life after being struck by a flying iron sheet propelled by strong winds sweeping through the Coastal region. The devastating impact of the incident has sent shockwaves through the community, prompting swift action from local authorities.

Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro, moved by the tragic loss, has taken decisive measures to address the aftermath of the calamity. In response to the danger posed by the relentless winds, Governor Mung’aro has ordered the immediate closure of all ECDE centers in the county for a week. This period of closure will facilitate a comprehensive assessment of the situation, allowing authorities to gauge the extent of the damage and ensure the safety of students and staff alike.

Highlighting the widespread havoc wreaked by the strong winds, Governor Mung’aro underscored the urgency of the situation. The winds, he stated, caused trees to topple and electricity poles to fall, obstructing roads and posing further risks to residents, particularly in areas like Takaungu.

In a bid to mitigate the impact of the disaster, Governor Mung’aro has mobilized the county disaster response team to provide assistance to affected families. Their primary mandate is to offer support and relief to those grappling with the aftermath of the tragedy, ensuring that essential needs are met during this challenging time.

Moreover, Governor Mung’aro issued a stern warning to residents to exercise caution and avoid proximity to trees and unstable structures that could potentially jeopardize their safety. This proactive measure aims to prevent further casualties and minimize the risk of additional incidents occurring as a result of the adverse weather conditions.

As the community mourns the loss of a promising young life, the authorities remain steadfast in their commitment to safeguarding the well-being of all residents. The closure of ECDE centers and the concerted efforts of the county disaster response team underscore the proactive approach taken to address the immediate fallout of the disaster, offering a glimmer of hope amid the somber aftermath.

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