By Tony Wafula
Over 7,500 families in Bungoma South Sub-county who were affected by the flash floods will get relief food from the government. Over 200 houses were washed away.
Bungoma Sub-county has a total population of 43,755 people whereby those below the age of 5 years are 9,003, female at the productive age of 12 years and above are 12,288 and those leaving with disabilities are 2,106.
In Bungoma South Sub-County 124, residents have been tested with the Covid-19 and amongst them, no one tested positive.
Addressing the press today, area Deputy County Commissioner Michael Yator said that they were working closely with the local leaders to ensure the residents are safe from Covid19.
‘’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 have 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 villages who will help in cleaning the dirty areas within the Sub-County siting 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 warned residents who have ignored the use of masks that when spotted the law will apply.
‘’I plead to our boda boda riders kindly when you are carrying passengers make sure you wear face mask, you never the person you are carrying,’’ he said.