KEPHIS Assists West Pokot Flood Victims

Kapenguria, West Pokot - KEPHIS joined other Kenyans of goodwill in helping those in West Pokot that have been affected by devastating floods. Over 50 people have died and thousands displaced in the county where bridges have been washed away, rivers have overflown their banks thus cutting off communications and many displaced from their homes by heavy rains that have been pounding the county.

KEPHIS donated 40 bags of maize and 10 bags of beans through the CAS in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Dr. Andrew Tuimur. Other donations came from New KCC who donated milk, Kenya Seed Company who donated 100 bags of maize, Brookside Dairies who also donated milk and the Agricultural Development Corporation who donated maize and provided logistical support to transport the foodstuff. Dr. Tuimur, who led the various organizations in handing the foodstuff to Governor Lonyangapuo in Kapenguria, hoped that items would go a long way in alleviating the suffering of those affected by the disaster.

CAS Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Dr Andrew Tuimur and West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo flagging off foodstuff to those displaced by floods in West Pokot. KEPHIS donated 40 bags of maize and 10 bags of beans

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo(centre) addressing organizations that donated foodstuff, thanking them for the gesture that would go a long way in alleviating the suffering of those affected by devastating floods