KCB avails Kshs 6 million for West Pokot landslide victims

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West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo

The KCB bank has donated a Kshs 6 million to families affected by landslides and floods in Muino, Parua and Nyarkulian areas in West Pokot County.

The donation will be used to buy iron sheets for victims whose houses were buried by landslides and swept by floods among other purposes.

More than 1500 people were displaced during the disaster that claimed more than 40 lives in the three villages.

Anastacia Kimutai, who is the retail director of KCB handed over the cheque to West Pokot county governor on Monday evening  accompanied by KCB staff members from across the country.

Mrs Kimutai explained that the support is part of the banks commitment to give back to the community through the KCB foundation charity programmes.

“This is part of our tradition, corporate social responsibility for humanitarian intervention. We believe in giving back to the community in which we operate because they give us business,” she said.

She said as KCB team they were shocked with the loss of lives property and livelihood following the disaster and will continue to assist those who were rendered homeless to get an alternative home.

She said as a community they have come to ease the pain of victims and help them start again despite all that is lost and will continue mobilizing more to support the families.  

She disclosed that under business development services KCB has funded 12 groups with about 183 people from different locations across the County benefiting.

The area Governor John Lonyangapuo hailed KCB for the support noting that the donation would complement County government efforts to uplift the lives of victims.

“We thank KCB bank for the donation and we are asking other banks to emulate this example. We are trying to help the victims who lost everything to start from somewhere after the devastating floods and landslides,” said Lonyangapuo.

He said the support will go directly to the victims and have talked to Mabati rolling mills to offer them irons sheets at a subsidized price.