The office of Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’ has distributed relief food to over 300 families which were displaced by floods in Wang’ Chieng location, Karachuonyo constituency.
The families hailing from Kobala, Komenya, Kowuor Agindo, Kasirawa and Konyango villages were hard hit by floods and are appealing for more leaders and well-wishers to assist them.
The families were marooned and vacated their houses during the heavy rains over the recent months. Wang’ chieng location Senior Chief Peter Agunga said the situation was dire after the families’ houses were destroyed by floods.
Agunga said a number of families also had their crops destroyed in the farms. “Many of these families were devastated after floods destroyed their houses and crops. They need more assistance to make their lives stable,” Agunga said.
Senator Kajwang’ through his liaison officer James Onyach distributed relief food and non-food stuffs such as maize flour, cooking oil, bar soaps, salt, beans and sanitary towels.
Onyach said they also donated the items to cushion the families from the hard economic situation caused by covid-19 pandemic. He urged the residents to continuously abide by the ministry of health laid down guidelines for preventing spread of coronavirus.
“Senator Kajawang’ is committed to mobilizing resources to help the residents the residents affected by floods,” Onyach said.
Beneficiaries Mary Akumu and Dinah Anyango said they were grateful for the donations and appealed to the authorities to seek a permanent solution to the perennial floods menace.
Akumu said her maize and sorghum crops were swept away by floods. “We thank Kajwang’ for remembering us but this is not enough, we appeal to more well-wishers to chip in,” Akumu said.
Anyango lamented that they were at risk of contracting diseases. “Many of us lack mosquito nets, blankets and can’t access clean water. Life is unbearable,” she said.
By Davis Langat.