‘’Every sub-county has formed a committee to identify all the vulnerable families which will receive government’s aid.’’ he assured.

Story/Tony Wafula

Poverty stricken and vulnerable families in the country are set to receive government’s food support aid as away of fighting coronavitus pandemic.

Bungoma county commissioner Dr.Abdi Hassan Abdi says plans are at an advanced stage to supply foodstuffs to vulnerable families who can’t afford it. 

Hassan says that every sub-county has formed a committee to establish vulnerable families.

‘’Every sub-county has formed a committee to identify all the vulnerable families which will receive government’s aid.’’ he assured.

He warned people who may arise with much propaganda pretending to be government’s officials assigned the mandate of registering vulnerable families that when found they will face the full force of the law.

‘’Conmen may think that when the government ordered the  lockdown of courts that the law is also suspended, my friends if found conning people and pretending to be government’s official you will be arraigned and charged heavily.’’ he warned.

He said that every sub-county has produced a list of people from vulnerable families who will receive the government’s aid which will be verified, validated and confirmed on the day of supplying foodstuffs for those shortlisted families.

He assured residents that the security team is on the watch out during this curfew time to ensure that no insecurity reports are reported, calling on Bungoma residents to follow the government’s directives.

‘’Since the President announced the curfew we have heard many insecurity reports within our borders but we have assigned more security officers on the ground to do night patrols and surveillance to ensure that residents are secure.’’ He said, 

He added that investigations are undergoing to establish culprits who raided, shops, supermarkets and hotels.

He warned police officers who have been alleged to have involved in any criminal offences that they will face the law, urging residents to report any suspicious people who may be spotted for disciplinary action.

Hassan called on police officers to follow the government’s directives not to harass innocent Kenyans who may be on an urgent matter.

‘’I plead to our security officers to follow the directives keenly not to hurt innocent people who may have at some point gone against the government’s directive.’’ He lamented.

The commissioner said that this is the time landlords should not harass tenants on rent payment because many people are staying at home.

He applauded the county government of Bungoma for providing face masks to business community and boda boda operators as one of the measures of combating the corona virus.

‘’I urge residents to remain calm, follow rules and wash hands as a measure of combating the corona virus.’’ He adviced.


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