Baringo governor appeals for special bursary kitty for learners as 1,211 families displaced by floods

Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi and County Commissioner Stephen Kutwa distribute food and non-food items to flood victims in Loitip. Photo: Alfred Kimosop.

Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi has appealed to government to step up measures to address plight of displaced families in Baringo South as a result of floods.

Cheboi who spoke during visit to the areas worst hit by the floods to donate food and essential non-food items to locals said schools in the area may remain closed to provide alternative shelter for hundreds of locals seeking haven in Loitip, Sandai and Chepkotoyan primary schools.

While delivering humanitarian aid to displaced families, the governor described the state of living as dire and asked national government and other non-state actors to avert the crisis and rebuild the victims to breathe back to life after losses.

He asked the Ministry of Education to set aside special bursary kitty for families in the area and pleaded school Principals to understand the current situation by allowing students in school once the schools are reopen.


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Area Member of County Assembly Wesley Lekakimon (Ilchamus Ward) Paul Lolgisoi (Mukutani), Kipruto Kimosop (Mochongoi) and John Aengwo (Saimo Kipsaraman) decried on the enormous challenges faced by victims of floods and urged the government to move to higher safer grounds to prevent further disasters.

’’We urge government to provide necessary and basic needs like medicine for displaced families especially young children and old people who are at risk of contracting diseases. This assistance will play critical role in curbing challenges faced by the displaced families,’’ said Ilchamus Member of County Assembly Wesley Lekakimon.

He however added that all schools in the entire Mukutani and Ilchamus wards are submerged with infrastructure remaining completely damaged.

According to Red Cross, estimated 1,211 households have been displaced while 1048 individuals are stationed at various camps in the area.

By Alfred Kimosop

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