Close to 7,537 families in Bungoma South Sub-county are set to receive relief foodstuffs following the ongoing heavy rains across the country which have seen some of them homeless.
200 houses have been totally demolished so far in Bungoma South Sub county and this comes in as a relief to many vulnerable families who have been affected.
Bungoma South Sub-county’s total population of the affected families include 43,755 people in number consisting of 9,003 the age of 5 years and below, female at the productive age of 12 years and above standing at 12,288 and those leaving with disabilities being 2,106.
The Sub County Deputy County Commissioner Michael Yator while addressing the press on May 28 2020 spoke on the county’s preparedness in curbing the Covid 19 pandemic, saying that so far 124 residents have been tested and 2 of them being positive but gladly one responded well to medication and now the county registers only one case.
The administrator stated that leaders within his Sub-County are working hand in hand with the Sub-County Covid-19 Response Rapid Committee team to ensure that residents stay safe and follow the government’s directives.
‘’We formed covid-19 response team within our Sub-County whereby we meet once per week to discuss on progress of our people,’’ he said.
He however, applauded the move by Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi who has greatly supported the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 by providing auto-mated sanitizing booths within Bungoma town populated areas.
‘’I appreciate our area MP Wafula Wamunyinyi for parting with us in food donations, face mask supply and hand wash sanitizers without forgetting major partners like Chamber of commerce Bungoma, Bungoma County government, the Rotary Club and the Kenya Red cross In ensuring that our people stay safe,’’ he said.
He added that the Government is having a plan to employ youths from all the villages to help out with the cleaning of dirty areas within the Sub-County citing Mwikhupo, Namwacha, West Sang’alo, Kibabii, Sio and Oldrex as the most affected slums in Bungoma.
‘’This is a Government program at recruiting all unemployed youths to help in the cleaning of slum villages and planting of trees,’’ he said.
He further warned residents to stop ignoring the directives that have been put in place calling upon more so the Bodaboda operators to continue wearing masks and following the directives properly.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at email@example.com and we will publish it. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org