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Gov’t distributes foodstuff to flood victims

The Government through the Kenya Red Cross Society has distributed foodstuff to Bunyala Sub County flood victims.

The 500 bags of rice and 200 bags of beans will be distributed to 751 households living in the 16 temporary camps.

Speaking to KNA in her office Bunyala Sub County, Deputy County Commissioner, Grace Ouma, said that a section of those still living in the camps are residents whose shelters were permanently damaged while others have their homesteads still marooned.

Ouma further disclosed that some 44 households have been supported with a total of 978 pieces of iron sheets to help them reconstruct their houses.

“There are some 44 households that received 22 pieces of iron sheets each with another two households getting 27 pieces each,” she said.

Christine Ajiambo, one of the flood victims said that she has been displaced from her home for the past two and a half years.

“My home is still marooned and I have been forced to stay at a friend’s home,” she said, adding that she finds it difficult to meet her family needs.

Ajiambo appealed to the government to come to their aid so that they could go back to their homes and continue with their normal lives.

James Oganga, another victim, thanked the Kenya Red Cross for supporting them with tents, foodstuffs and drugs.

Oganga added that the Red Cross Society has supported the communities over the years by providing temporary tents, cooking utensils among other items.

“We also want to thank the area MP, the Deputy County Commissioner and the area chiefs for supporting us with foodstuffs,” he said, adding that the County Government should also come to their aid.

Some of the camps still hosting the flood victims include Humwanda, Runyu, Rukala, Mukhadundu, Budala Bunyala Cultural Centre, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Igigo, Omena plant, Maduwa, Bulwani, Buhuma, Iyanga, Buongo and Bubamba.

A spot check by KNA revealed that students from Musoma Secondary School have been permanently displaced and the government is constructing more structures at the proposed Sango Teachers Training college next to Lugare Primary School.

By Salome Alwanda

 

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