NAKURU, Kenya 29th December 2015 – County Government of Nakuru has affirmed its commitment in assisting the families that fled into the county following the recent skirmishes in Narok.
Speaking yesterday at Olenguruone DEB Secondary where the 680 displaced families are camped, Nakuru Deputy Governor Joseph Rutto denied reports saying the clashes are between two communities from Nakuru and Narok.
Ruto was speaking after donating foodstuff, blankets and drugs to the affected families taking refuge at the school. At the same time he has cautioned especially the youth from being used as agents of violence.
‘This fighting is not between Nakuru and Narok County, in Olenguruone and the entire Kuresoi South there is peace, Narok people are fighting and Nakuru County is only assisting neighbors’, said Rutto.
He added Nakuru County is ready to stand with the affected people and is working with Red Cross and other stakeholders to ensure the families are assisted and we will continue to do so until they return to their homes.
Rutto reaffirmed the commitment of both the national and county governments to restoring peace and order saying that within a week all displaced people will be assisted to return to their homes.
Samuel King’ori, the Nakuru County Public Health Officer said health safety of the families camping at Olenguruone has been assured by providing sanitation facilities, saying the County Government has also given over 1000 packets of sanitary pads.
The Deputy Governor added a consignment of drugs worth over Ksh 1 million has been donated by the County Government of Nakuru to provide basic health care and mitigate any emergency.
James Gichimo, the Red Cross Branch Coordinator Nakuru lauded the teamwork between his organization and the County Government of Nakuru and other stakeholders involved saying this is critical in mitigating such occurrences.