By JOSEPH OJWANG.
Kibos Sugar and Allied Factories has donated sugar and blankets worth Sh. 0.5 million to assist those affected with floods.
The Company Group Corporate Affairs Manager Joyce Opondo says they were responding to the calls by the Kisumu Community Flood Mitigation Team.
Opondo says the support will go a long way in assisting flood victims spread across the county in the sub counties of Nyando, Kisumu East, Muhoroni and Nyakach.
The Flood Mitigation Team is currently running free medical camps in flood prone areas in the wake of doctors’ strike in the county.
Dr Joshua Oron, a member of the Team says flood victims are suffering in the evacuation centers suffering from different ailments.
Oron says with the ongoing rains, locals are prone to water borne diseases thus the need to provide medical attention to the locals.
He says the medical camps will be rotating in all the evacuation centers in the county to cushion those who are sick from suffering as a result of the doctors’ strike that has paralyzed services in public hospitals.
Oron appealed to the general public to volunteer any medical assistance to the Team since the number of patients is huge.
The first medical camp was conducted in Gem Rae, Nyakach Sub County yesterday, where Oron says major ailments were malaria, bilharzias amongst others.
He says the number of patients was overwhelming thus the need to source for more medial essentials to reach out to the growing number.
Chairman of the team Yogi Dawda says they are receiving all kind of support both food and non food items.
Dawda spoke at Kisumu Sports ground where they have a tent, established for the exercise noting that the support is growing.
Dawda says the support they got from Kibos Sugar Factory will go a long way in alleviating hunger and suffering amongst those affected.