Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has said the national government is committed to offering the required assistance to West Pokot after landslides led to the tragic death of at least fifty residents. He said relief supplies have already been sent to the County and some of the food items and other items may arrive late. The CS was speaking in Eldoret on Monday, accompanied by Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai and Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya.
The leaders were stranded in Eldoret, citing the bad weather which made it unsuitable for them to fly to Kapenguria. Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa said PSs are on the ground to support affected families and apart form food they have dispatched blankets, mosquito nets, mattresses, tents, “We will continue supporting the families even as the weather continues to be major challenge in terms of accessibility to the site and to the victims but we are working round the clock to ensure that maximum support is given to all the affected,” he said.
On his part, IG Mutyambai said they have mobilized all the security resources, trucks and vehicles to move families who have been affected, moving them to higher grounds. He said the security teams on the ground are working together and the situation is under control despite the bad weather.