The government of Kenya has sent helicopters stuffed with food to counties adversely affected by floods caused by the raging rains.

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Among the counties that have benefited from the intervention from the national government is Wajir County; which is one of the most affected. 

According to media reports, about 4, 000 families in the county have been affected by floods.

Hundreds of families have been rendered homeless after their structures were destroyed by the floods.

Devolution and the ASALs Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa told members of the press that there was an existing policy framework to govern the national government's intervention in the wake of natural disasters.

He urged Members of Parliament to work towards improving the legislation so that government's response to natural disasters can be more structured and well-organised.

"Those that are dealing with the necessary legislation, we want to urge whether it is the National Assembly or Senate to prioritise and fast-track the necessary legislation so that we are able to have a more structured and better coordinated response to disasters, " CS Eugene Wamalwa said. 

Wamalwa said the government has stocked enough food to help those in need in various parts of the country.