Kobura ward residents which were hard hit by Nyando river floods are the latest to benefit from the food and masks distribution courtesy of Ken Obura foundation.
The distribution took place in Nyamware, Kaluore, Lela, Alendu, Rabuor, Nyakakana and Ongeche where hundreds of families got masks and food rations.
Senior Chief Kombura location Nicholas Opondo says several homes were destroyed during the flooding adding that more help is still needed.
Ombura says even though the flooding subsided, it left a trail of destruction as the raging water swept all the food crops in the farm exposing locals to hunger.
“If you walk around the village, you will find that most mud walled houses are seriously affected,” he said.
He says even the masks given out by the foundation will shield the community from arrests by law enforcers.
“Many people were at risk of being arrested by the law enforcement officers and this donation will go a log way in cushioning the locals from contracting the virus” he said.
Locals who benefitted took the opportunity to thank the foundation which is being run by CAS in the ministry of East Africa Community and Regional Development Ken Obura.
The foundation will resume the distribution tomorrow in Nyakach, Muhoroni and later again to Seme, Kisumu East and Kisumu West.
1.5 million masks were produced by tailors who were contracted at Kibuye market.