Officers and Kenya Red Cross officials in consultations with flood victims at Magarini's Garachi secondary school grounds in Kilifi County

A section of the more that 6,000 Kilifi residents displaced by floods are calling for the supply of condoms and other contraceptives to their camps, according to reports by a local daily.  

Elders at the Garachi camp in Magarini constituency raised the concern over fears that residents could contract sexually transmitted diseases.

“It is raining all over, it’s cold at night and we have met some new faces here, some that we used to have some aside affairs with but we are now together in this camp. We have very young and sexually active boys and girls here. Fate brought us here and none knows the history of the other. We are strangers. The county department of health should consider bringing us condoms,” said Mikache Tero, one of the victims at the camp.

Reacting to the locals plea, Kilifi County health chief officer Kenneth Kazungu assured the residents of supply of condoms to the camp.

“I thought they were facing several challenges but since they have talked on the matter, we shall send them whatever they require. We have enough stock to assist them,” Mr Kazungu said.