Public Service, Administration and Disaster Management CEC Wangiros James has said that the County will place the Ilimanyang community under the special groups category that qualify for affirmative treatment in the subsequent distribution of relief food in response to the escalating drought situation in Turkana.
At a consultative meeting with elders of the community, CEC Wangiros reiterated Governments’ commitment towards reasonably accommodating all the special groups according to their vulnerability situation.
The CEC asked the community elders to work with county administrative structures in identification of the most appropriate food distribution points so as to access relief food without having to walk for long distances.
Moses Nawoton, the director of Disaster Management asked the Ilimanyang to consider proposing the food that is culturally acceptable to them so that the affirmative and special action outlined by the CEC could take full effect.
Led by Mzee Ekal, the Ilimanyang elders explained the spread of their community members and shared the history that led them to reside in Kapua areas along Lake Turkana in Turkana Central.
Mzee Ekal confirmed that their people had been badly affected by the ongoing drought and called for more concerted efforts from the Government and partners to salvadge the situation.
On matters coordination, the elders proposed a contact person to work closely with one Elizabeth Ebulon the areas’ village administrator.