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Leaders call for support of the handshake to enhance development

Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa has called on Kenyans to support President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s handshake.

The CS said the two leaders are united to improve the lives of Kenyans. CS Wamalwa was speaking Saturday When he launched distribution of relief food to over 2000 residents affected by floods camping at Osodo primary school. The victims’ houses were submerged and crops washed away during heavy rains in Karachuonyo constituency.

He said the handshake needs support because the two leaders have a good plan to ensure the big four agenda is realized saying politics is now over.

The CS said whether one is Jubilee party or NASA, the government want your children to eat, you need good housing and your children to get employment and quality medical services. He was alluding to the President’s Big four agenda.

He assured the residents that the national government in conjunction with the county government stand with the flood victims and are there to ensure they have enough food.

The CS said Kenyans should not be worried as the government will supply food to all the affected families.

“There is enough food, about 3m bags in the national strategic grain reserve,” the CS said adding that there is enough maize, beans and cooking oil and government will continue the flow of food to all the flood victims until they get out of the camps and return to their homes.

He said government has also plans to supply seeds and fertilizers to areas affected by floods so that the people are able to plant again when conditions return to normal.

However the CS was quick to note that whatever the government is doing now is an emergency “Because your being here, in the camp is an emergency what we are doing is a short term response to the floods, we have talked with your MP, the governor and other leaders to have long term strategy to end perennial floods in this region,” he said.

Governor Cyprian Awiti said the ongoing road development in the county was as a result of the handshake and asked all leaders of to support it.

Hon Kanini Kega, the Kieni MP, who accompanied the CS said Kenyans are one people and is happy about the handshake between President Uhuru and Raila Odinga.
By Moseti Julius

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