About 30 families affected by mudslides in Tinderet Constituency, Nandi County due to heavy downpour experienced in the region are now camping in Chepkaroi primary school in Mbogo valley.
The areas the families come from include Kabuson, Chebirir, Cheptorot, Taptengelei, Chepkaroi, Kamelil, Chelemek, Mbogo valley among others. Speaking after supplying relief food to the families, Tinderet Member of Parliament Julius Melly faulted the national government for failing to find a lasting solution to mitigate the effects of the mudslides affecting families in Nandi, West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet and other Counties.
He said floods have been affecting people every year and no measures have been put in place to tackle the problem, urging the government to intervene and help those affected to settle in safer places.
He said the floods, and mudslides have led to loss of lives. “The government should relocate people living in mudslides prone areas to safer grounds and conduct afforestation by planting trees in the region,” Melly said. The raging floods have swept away crops like maize, beans and cash crops such as tea and coffee respectively causing heavy losses to farmers in the County.