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2013-07-04

July 2013 News

June \ July 2013 News

Jambo to everybody

The rainy season is nearly over, at last!

This year heavy rains have affected the Kenya and Watamu area, causing some troubles. Hundreds of residents have been marooned following flash floods caused by days of heavy rains in the country. Many of the affected residents were making desperate attempts to move from their houses to safer areas.

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In Watamu, residents rushing to their respective working destinations were forced to stay indoors since roads were rendered impassable. Many people who were displaced in Malindi area have received food relief from the Government. The residents were displaced by floods after the Sabaki river burst its banks last week when heavy rains pounded several parts of the country, thus resulting to floods. While over 500 acres crops planted by the local residents in the two districts were equally swept away by floods and several roads were also rendered impassable by the floods.

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Investors in tourism in Watamu protested over heavy damage on access roads in the town and appealed to the government to repair the roads. They also sought to have the tourist resorts cleaned up to rid them of the growing heaps garbage and seaweeds which gave a bad impression of the town to local and international guests. 

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Among these bad news there are hopefully good ones: beginning of may Malindi residents have a reason to smile after the Italian hospital San Matteo with the Kenyan Government built an operation theatre at the Malindi District Hospital worth seventy five millions. 

And another good news for all tourists: a new international airport will be built in Lango Baya, 50 km from Malindi, on the road to Tsavo East. In a few years’ time it will be easier to reach Watamu area thanks to this new airport. 

The good season is approaching and tourists are coming back to Kenya to visit our parks: I took some English people from Turtle Bay Hotel to Tsavo East this week and we spotted many animals and beautiful landscapes along our way. 

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The roads to the parks are now in good conditions …. 

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….so I long to see you soon in my beautiful country

 Kwaheri

Raymond

 


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