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County Government Starts Food Distribution to Flood and Covid-19 Victims

Baringo county government has commenced distribution of relief food to households affected by floods and covid-19.
Deputy governor Jacob Chepkwony said they are targeting over 18,000 vulnerable residents that are deemed to face the shocks of covid-19 and floods being witnessed across the county.
“We have already procured over 6000 bags of maize and 2000 bags of beans to distribute to the vulnerable groups across the county from next week,” said the Deputy Governor.
The deputy governor was speaking at the Kabarnet Mosque after distributing 30 bags of maize and 10 bags of rice to the nearby Bondeni informal settlement.
The food, he said, will benefit 180 households living within Bondeni in Kabarnet ward, mostly to those who are aged and others facing conditions that unables them to earn a living.
“Yesterday we released over 100 bags to be distributed in Marigat to benefit those affected by floods in Mukutani, sintaan and Ilchamus wards,” added the DG.
He further added that the County Disaster team will also distribute 40 bags to 250 households of Kampi Turkana in Marigat and another 58 bags to informal settlements of Kivumbini, Kampi Kalima and Katorong’ot.
Another 550 households of Bondeni and Shauri in Eldam Ravine will benefit from 92 bags of maize from the devolved government.
Others that are in the plan for government flood emergency response initiative include 100 residents of Emining, Mogotio and Barwessa wards.
On their part the Muslim community through their chairman and patron Al Hajj Mohammed thanked the county government and national government for coming to their rescue.
“We say thank you for remembering us and we are also calling for other well-wishers to come to our aid in this time of need,” said Mohammed.
In attendance were county government officials and the Baringo Central Sub-county Deputy Commissioner Reuben Ratemo who also delivered some consignment of food to the community.
Baringo County government has set aside Sh. 200 million to fight Covid-19 and the relief food initiative is part of the part of the programme.
By Christopher Kiprop

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