A member of the Kisumu County Assembly has appealed to the County government of Kisumu to donate basic items to help the victims of the Nandi-Kisumu clashes to cope with their loss.
Chemelil MCA Joseph Osano noted that majority of the residents have been left without a means of survival after their houses were torched and all their property destroyed during the skirmishes.
The MCA pointed out that it was unfair for the affected families to continue suffering while the county government runs a special programmes department that is charged with the responsibility of addressing such cases.
“I am aware that the office of the sub-county administrator in Muhoroni currently holds some stock of maize and beans and there will be no other time that our people could appreciate these provision like now,” said the MCA
Mr. Osano reiterated that the County’s department of special programmes should make its relevance known by reaching out to the residents who have been rendered homeless following the skirmishes.
The County legislator at the same time called on leaders from the region to engage the local residents with a view of finding a sustainable solution to the sporadic skirmishes that he noted were snowballing into a norm in the area.
The MCA in particular wants the governors of Kisumu and Nandi counties to set in motion a process that will nurture peaceful co-existence between the two neighbouring communities.
By Milton Onyango