At least 500 residents of Budalangi who were displaced by floods have breathed a sigh of relief after area Member of Parliament donated to them building material.
The legislator, Raphael Wanjala promised to intervene to ensure that the new challenge brought in by the swelling waters of Lake Victoria is sorted once and for all.
The government had previously constructed dykes along River Nzoia which had been causing flooding in the area.
However, with the river overflow sorted, the backflow from the lack has posed fresh challenge to the residents, a situation which has seen many of them displaced.
Speaking at Mau Mau grounds in Budalang’i during the ceremony of sharing relief food and construction materials to the affected families, Wanjala accused his political enemies of coning the residents with fake pacts that they would sort the problem.
“Some people here entered into pre-election pacts with you, lying to you that they would sort this issue. They have since disappeared and are instead focusing on ethnic and divisive politics,” said Wanjala.
Wanjala noted that his office will do a comprehensive intervention to finance infrastructural projects to cushion the residents from impacts of the flooding.
Wanjala also used the opportunity to urge locals to be vigilant especially during this period the country is headed for campaigns for the forthcoming general election.
He says perennial political losers will come with goodies and promise paradise just to get their votes but will eventually retreat after the elections.
He urged the people of Budalang’i to rally behind the former premier Raila Odinga, citing that the good road network in the region was only realized at the time Odinga served the country in the position of Prime Minister.
Wanjala who was accompanied by Bunyala Deputy County Commissioner, Grace Ouma, assured victims that the exercise of distribution of relief aid will be done in a transparent manner so that everyone benefits.