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Nyayo House sets up emergency desk to replace documents lost in floods

The Immigration Department has set up an emergency desk at Nyayo House for reporting and replacing IDs, passports, and personal documents lost due to floods.

Immigration Principal Secretary Julius Bitok Friday said they will fast-track replacing the documents by adding desks at regional offices for further assistance.

“We have set up a centre at Nyayo House where you can report as an emergency so that those who have lost their documents in the raging floods can replace them in the shortest time possible,” the PS, who led a tree planting exercise at the Kenya Meat Institute in Mavoko, Machakos said.

“We are ready to move around the country to ensure each one of them has a new document in the shortest time possible.”

Over 286,000 people have been affected by flooding in the country, with close to 47,000 households displaced and over 200 deaths reported in 37 of the country’s 47 counties.

More than 270 people have died in the incidents.

The flooding has seen many Kenyans lose property and personal registration documents, crucial for day-to-day identification and transactions.

Meanwhile, the PS appealed to Kenyans to take the National Tree Planting Day seriously to help mitigate flooding and other weather extremes.

“We will plant 3,000 trees in this area while joining the rest of Kenyans to ensure there are enough tress to help us combat flooding and mitigate the effects of climate change,” added Bitok

The government is targeting at least four million trees a month and 15 billion trees in 10 years to roll back the adverse effects of climate change.

The State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services has requested to adopt a piece of land at Portland Cement to plant trees yearly and take care of them to maturity.