Over 530 families living in camps at Olmekenyu area in Narok South Sub County have a reason to smile after they were given food worth thousands of shillings.
The food, that was given by Emurua Dikirr Member of Parliament Johanna Ngeno today included 300 bags of maize, 100 cartons of bar of soap and facemasks.
“We are doing this because the people who live in these camps are very vulnerable as they were evicted from the forest last year. Most of them who depend on casual labour are forced to stay at home during this season when Covid-19 is a threat to the world,” said Ngeno.
The MP called on the county health officials to visit the area and make sure they test the people who are living in the camp for Covid-19 in a bid to combat the disease.
He called on the government to take serious issues raised by the health workers saying they were doing a critical job to combat Covid-19.
“The government needs to follow steps taken by some countries to even waive taxes for the health workers or pay them special packages due to the danger they are exposing themselves to.
Meanwhile, police in Narok town have benefited from 25 cartoons of sanitisers donated by Kenya Breweries.
While receiving the donations, Narok North Sub County Police commandant Frederick Siundu asked the police officers to use sanitisers effectively to combat the disease.
By Ann Salaton