Distribution of foodstuffs and WASH commodities to more than 350 households flood victims in KanamKemer and Township wards has been done today.
The exercise is being conducted by the County government and several Partners.
Addressing beneficiaries, Deputy County Secretary Robert Loyelei said that distribution of the foodstuffs that included Maize, beans and cooking oil was being done to help residents who had lost properties during last week heavy flash floods that were experienced in the County.
He said that the foodstuffs weren’t the normal County relief food cycle but rather a mitigation exercise towards flood victims. He advised people living in lowlands to move to higher grounds to avoid being swept away by water.
While thanking Partners for quick response and support, DCS Loyelei directed ward administrators to take note of all victims affected saying that the first list that was was taken might have left out other people in the first registration exercise that was conducted immediately after last Friday floods.
He assured the affected families that they were engaging the National government on the possibility of restocking livestock that were swept away and others killed by the flash floods.
Each of the 359 households was given on bag of maize of 50Kgs, 10kgs of beans and two litres of cooking oil that is projected to support them awaiting any other humanitarian assistance in the coming days.
The households were also given an Emergency kit that contains a mosquito net, blanket, sufuria, bucket and a tapline net.
An additional 20-litre water container and a bucket were also provided.
Distribution of foodstuffs to victims will continue tomorrow in Kerio and Turkwell wards.
County government water boozer is currently distributing water in Kanamkemer ward apart from Narewa village whose borehole has been operationalized.
UNICEF chief of Lodwar field office Philip Aemun thanked the County government for the rescue coordination that he said was doing well since it started.
Present also were representatives from National Drought Management Authority(NDMA), World Vision, Caritas and Sapcone among other partners.