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Egypt Offers Condolences to Kenya over Dam Collapse Victims

Mon 29 Apr 2024 | 07:00 PM
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
By Ahmad El-Assasy

 Egypt has extended condolences to Kenyan authorities over the victims who perished in the collapse of a dam in the town located north of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesperson and Director of Public Diplomacy at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote on X: "Our sincere condolences and solidarity with the sister Republic of Kenya in the victims of the Kiambu dam collapse."

He emphasized Egypt's support for the Kenyan government's efforts to contain the effects of the floods and heavy rains it has experienced over the past period.

At least 42 people have been reported dead in the Kiambu collapse in a town north of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, as the country experiences heavy rains and floods.

The Kenyan government noted that many of the victims' bodies are still trapped in the debris, and efforts are underway to retrieve them.

Kenya has postponed the reopening of schools for an additional week due to the floods caused by heavy rainfall, which have resulted in the deaths of nearly a hundred people since mid-March.