10,600 Bungoma's flood victims to receive relief foodstuffs

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Bungoma County reported two Covid-19 cases among the total of 186 those screened and tasted even though one of them was discharged after testing negative.

Story/Tony Wafula

The government has pledged to build houses to 10,600 Bungoma families affected by floods due to heavy rains being experienced in many parts of the country.

At least 10,600 families were affected by floods in Bungoma county rendering them homeless while others seeking refuge in institutions and churches which puts them at high risk of spreading corona virus because of overcrowding.

Bungoma County reported two Covid-19 cases among the total of 186 those screened and tasted even though one of them was discharged after testing negative.

Addressing the press on May, 27, 2020 Abdi Hassan Bungoma County Commissioner said that the government is having good plans especially for those affected with floods, landslides and hunger because of the lockdown and deteriorating businesses.

He however, added that the government is rolling out National Hygiene Program in every part of the Country amongst youths which will help in cleaning dirty parts of our Wards, Constituencies and Villages.

‘’This program called National Hygiene Program is aimed at employing our own youths in villages who will help as in cleaning the Country as one of the main way of fighting diseases which may arise from dirt,’’ he said.

He applauded the move by the National government in joining hands with other organizations to make sure that people are staying safe from the global pandemic.

He addded that the Government supplied 16,500 face masks, 77, 20 litres hand wash jerry cans and 200 cartons of hand sanitizers to every Constituency.

The Commissioner added that the government will be funding those affected with floods Sh1,000 per week which will help them in sustaining their life.

‘’Every week those affected with floods will be receiving Sh1,000 on their phones through Mpesa,’’ he said.

He congratulated Members of Parliament who chipped in and helped in food stuff donations, face masks, sanitizers and clothing for those totally displaced by floods.

‘’I thank our County government, leaders and UNICEF which helped in donating protective gears in combating the spread of the corona virus,’’ he said.

The Commissioner warned thugs who are pretending to be police officers assigned by the Government to ensure that nobody is found out after 7PM evening that their days are numbered.

‘’Those pretending to be police officers and making our people suffer I want to take this opportunity and warn them that if found you will be arrested, arraigned in court and charged heavily according to the law, the law is not suspended,’’ he warned.

He called upon boda boda riders to observe government directives h to make sure that they don’t spread corona virus.

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