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Kisumu County Government To Resettle Those Affected In Kibos ,Bandani Demolitions


Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o has formed a 20  member committee to oversee the speedy resettlement of more than 3,000 people rendered homeless in Kibos and Bandani following demolitions by the Kenya Railways Corporation.

Speaking after visiting the affected residents majority of them from the Nubian community, governor  Nyong’o said the committee, will help  build a new mosque, among other structures at the new site in Kunya where the county is resettling the families.

‘‘I will form a 20 member committee 10 from the Nubian committee and another 10 from the county government so that they can consider everything that has been seen here so that we  have a permanent solution,’’ Nyong’o said.

He said his government has put up a makeshift dispensary at the camp and has mobilized well wishers to deliver thousands of mattresses, bales of blankets, tons of sugar and assorted foodstuff to the camp.

The Governor also ordered the Kisumu Water and Sanitation Company to connect water to the site.

Prof Nyong’o said he was upset by the Kenya Railways Corporation for carrying out the demolitions without consulting the county government. He said similar demolitions have been done in Muhoroni.

“It is a sad day for the people of Kibos, Bandani ..we were not consulted and it’s an act of inhumanity,’’ he added.