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Global Leaders Stand with Kenya Flood Victims
Global Leaders Stand with Kenya Flood Victims
| May 2, 2024

Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin during a past event. Photo: X / @PheuThaiParty

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda expressed his condolences to the people of Kenya on Wednesday, May 1, following the devastating floods that claimed hundreds of lives and displaced numerous families.

His message of solace came a day after Kenyan President William Ruto deployed the military to evacuate everyone living in flood-prone areas.

“My sincere condolences to you, my brother President William Ruto, and the people of Kenya, for the families displaced and the lives lost in the ongoing mass flooding in Nairobi and other parts of the country. Rwanda stands in solidarity with you and the country in this difficult time,” Kagame said in a post on X.

Similarly, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with the people of Kenya, stating that he was “spiritually close” to them during this time of severe flooding that claimed many lives and destroyed vast areas.  

“Let us pray together for all those who suffer the effects of this natural disaster,” said the Pontifex.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres also conveyed his deep distress over the loss of lives and widespread devastation caused by the deluge in Kenya, as well as in Burundi, Somalia, Tanzania, and other parts of East Africa.

He extended his condolences to the governments and people of the affected countries, especially the families of the victims. 

The UN and its partners are closely collaborating with national authorities to address humanitarian requirements, with readiness to provide additional assistance as needed.

Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin expressed his sorrow over the devastating flood in Kenya, offering sympathy and heartfelt condolences to President Ruto and the citizens of Kenya, including the families of the victims.

“On behalf of the Royal Thai government and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand, I would like to convey my sympathy and heartfelt condolences to President Ruto and the citizens of Kenya, including the families of the victims of this tragic disaster,” he said in a statement posted by the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi on X. 


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