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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Israel donates food, water tanks to Migori El Nino victims

Ambassador Yohel Vilan and Migori Governor Okoth Obado in Migori town on Monday when the Israeli government made donations to the county's flood victims. Photo/MANUEL ODENY
Ambassador Yohel Vilan and Migori Governor Okoth Obado in Migori town on Monday when the Israeli government made donations to the county's flood victims. Photo/MANUEL ODENY

The Israeli government has made donations to Migori county flood victims in a show of friendship with Kenya following a request by the Governor.

The items were distributed to Nyatike and Suna East constituencies on Monday in an occasion that Ambassador Yohel Vilan said was not an official visit.

Speaking at Governor Okoth Obado’s office in Migori town, Vilan said the aim was to celebrate the holidays with the victims.

Obado said the county received 100 bags of maize, 44 bags of beans, three bulls, 400 blankets, 192 gumboots, six water tanks, 200 mosquito nets and several cartons of cooking oil.

“The move will go a long way in mitigating effects of El Nino rains," he said, adding the Israeli government also donated a solar water heater for a school in the county.

Obado said Israel was the first country to respond to his pleas.

Several officials have complained that the national government's failure to release the Sh5 billion El Nino preparedness funds has hampered emergency operations.

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