The displaced people have settled in camps in institutions, churches and others went to seek refuge from their friends outside the Constituency.

By Tony Wafula

A middle aged woman from Bukeki village, Bunyala South Ward In Budalangi Constituency has given birth to a male boy and named her Paul Mafuriko.

This is in remembrance of the heavy floods that has displaced hundreds of people who were rendered homeless in Busia County.

The woman who refused to disclose her name says that over 800 families were affected by floods while others are indirectly affected but their farmlands and homes are partially submerged.

The displaced people have settled in camps in institutions, churches and others went to seek refuge from their friends outside the Constituency.

“Life in the camp is hard we just sit and do nothing, we are not used to this,’’ she said.

Budalangi Constituency in Busia County is known for raging floods during heavy rains where the entire southern part of Budalangi is completely submerged with Maduwa, Bukhuma, Bulwani, Lyanga, Lunyo, Khajula and Babamba villages marooned.

Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala has been trying to find lasting solution to this problem but it has been revealed that the floods are as a result of the overflow of river Nzoia in Bungoma County.

She says that they are camped at John Osogo secondary school where they stay with their family.

‘’We are overcrowded here at John Osogo Secondary school we thank our principal who have allowed us stay here, but I plead to our Busia County government, NGO’S and other well-wishers to continue supporting us,’’ she said.

She said that all her belongs were swept away by heavy floods rendering her homeless with her three kids, adding that she has survived with pregnancy in difficult situation until she has given birth.

‘’Before I received food aid, beddings and other personal effects from well-wishers I used to sleep on the floor, mosquitoes have really worked on me but all in all I thank God I have given birth to a strong Paul Mafuriko In remembrance,’’ she said.

She called on the Ministry of Education to have plans of supplying revision papers to candidates especially in  flood, landslide and corona virus affected areas so that candidates are updated, adding that some come from vulnerable communities even accessing internet learning is a dream.

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