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Plans underway to resettle Kibish fire victims

A housing scheme project by Turkana County Government consisting of 42 units meant to resettle survivors of a fire that razed down residential property in Kibish late last year is due to be completed in the next four months, the County Director of Peace John Lokooli has said.

Lokooli added that the first phase of 20 housing units is almost complete even as the second phase of additional 22 units is already underway.

Lokooli explained that the fire incident which occurred at three different times last year had affected more than 156 families all of which were mapped and considered for resettlement.

Speaking during a visit to the site where the ongoing construction project is being done, Lokooli reiterated the Government’s commitment towards responding to the needs of its people in the face of such disasters.

“I urge the affected families to be patient as the Government is racing against time to complete the project while at the same time taking care of livelihood supplies like water, food rations and animal supplies,” he appealed.

On cross border peace, Lokooli decried presence of unscrupulous youth bent on disrupting peaceful coexistence by engaging in sale of motorbikes and mobile phones to unsuspecting clients in the neighbouring country.

He warned the youth of dire consequences and promised to involve security apparatus in resolving the matter if it persisted.

By Peter Gitonga

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