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December 28, 2015 4:42 pm

Israel First Country to Respond to Kenya’s Plea for Help; Sends Food, Supplies to Flood Victims

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El Nino flooding in Kenya. Photo: Screenshot

El Nino flooding in Kenya. Photo: Screenshot

Israel was the first country to respond to a Kenyan governor’s plea, after his region was engulfed by floods caused by El Niño rains, a Kenyan newspaper reported on Monday.

Governor Okoth Obado said Israel donated to his Migori county in western Kenya some 100 bags of maize, 44 bags of beans, three bulls, 400 blankets, 192 gumboots, six water tanks, 200 mosquito nets and several cartons of cooking oil. Israel also donated a solar water heater to a local school, according to The Star. 

Obado said the donations would “go a long way in mitigating the effects of El Niño rains.”

Ambassador Yohel Vilan made the donations in the area on Monday in what he called an unofficial visit.

Last week, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that 800,000 Kenyans have been displaced since the El Niño rains began in October. Some communities have been devastated, and 100 people have died.

Israel and Kenya maintain robust political, economic and defense relations.

Watch Kenya’s Channel K 24 reportage on the flood here:

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  • David

    May God bless Israel

  • How can helping a country in need be anything but humanitarian!There are more people willing to help but are too afraid of the repercussions. No need to tear people down. Everyone has a right to their own opinion. I am honored to stand with Israel in their act of obedience to the Massive Almighty God of the universe. Blessings on Israel,the people of Kenya and people around the world in crisis!Thanks be to Jehovah-Jireh!

  • Kelly mcleod

    God bless Israel always a light unto nations

  • judorebbe

    Just another part of the diabolical Zionist plot to achieve world domination.

    • brenda brenner

      judorebbe – Israel is not plotting to achieve world domination. This is the Jewish/Israeli/Zionist (or what ever you want to call it) way of life to help and make peoples lives better. Unfortunately for the rest of the world you never ever see any of the Arab/Muslim countries helping out or giving aid unless it is to incite war/violence/terrorism. So if you are looking for “world domination” look to the Arab states.

    • abk

      Scum like you are to dumb to understand Israël is always helping countries in need by disaster. I’m so proud!

    • Ann

      You are one dumb ass! Go to school edu ate yourself!!

    • Holy Shirt

      Jewish writers often use Irony to convey subtle humor. Others use Irony to remove wrinkles from their clothes. Was the brilliant yiddisher cup drained by its holiness?

    • Rena

      I saw what you did there, Judorebbe. You’re a funny guy. Don’t know why the majority of those who responded to your remark have no sense of humor.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    Israel takes its friends’ concerns seriously and makes it a priority to help them in their hour of need. Such is the case in Kenya. I am proud of Israel’s commitment to do good in this world and am a proud Israeli citizen.

  • In future israel should try to divert the water from this west kenya to east somalia so that the alshabab can be contained. once agriculture flourishes in the eastern region terrorism can be contained