The Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works has embarked on an exercise to open blocked drainages and waterways to allow the free flow of water.
This is part of an intervention measure by Governor Jonathan Bii’s administration in the areas that were adversely affected by the recent heavy rain in the region.
But even as the county embarks on the exercise, Roads County Executive Eng Joseph Lagat has urged residents to take necessary precautionary measures during this period of heavy downpours.
He said taking such measures will reduce damages and other disasters due to floods.
In addition, the County Executive said the exercise of opening blocked natural water waterways and blocked drainage systems will continue across the county.
He further revealed that the county government has put up measures to assist residents during the expected El Nino rains.
According to Roads Director Engineer Linus Yego, the county machinery is in different sub-counties working in the affected areas to remove large amounts of standing water as soon as possible to avoid damage to property and homes.
Uasin Gishu in the past few days has been witnessing heavy rains that have been accompanied by hailstones, strong winds and stormwater in some parts.