Kenya

Tana flood victims opt to sell assets to raise money for food

By STEPHEN ODUOR

Some of the more than 2,000 people affected by floods in Tana Delta have resolved sell some of their property to raise money for food.

The flood victims said they have resorted to the move following biting starvation in camps.

The residents have taken to the streets to sell some of their property while some have resorted to begging following the delay in delivery of food supplies earlier by promised by the government.

In an interview with the Nation, the victims said they have run out of food as their farms were washed away by floods, leaving them at the risk of starvation.

FUNDRAISING

"We have placed ourselves in committees, looking forward to raising Sh300,000 for food supplies that can last us for two weeks. We can’t sit and watch our children die," said Shahid Yakub.