Correspondent, West Pokot

BIO: Maryann Chai has worked as Radio Africa correspondent in West Pokot since 2010. She is also a qualified accountant.

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Give all counties Covid testing labs - Longyangapuo

Says fight against Covid-19 is hampered by scacity of testing labs and long distances between them.

Turkwel Dam likely to overflow, Lodwar threatened

Over 300,000 likely to be affected if dam bursts or overflows, residents urged to move to higher ground.

30 goats and sheep stolen in West Pokot recovered

Governors Nanok and Lonyangapuo say they will jealously guard peaceful coexistence between their communities.

Residents move out of Turwel dam area for fear of spillover

Water levels have reached1142m, only 8m to its highest level of 1150m.

22 disabled West Pokot children need surgery

The children were identified during a three day free joint medical camp

Parents salivate for cows after girls' FGM - Okello

500 cuts in four months, Parents and chiefs will be arrested for allowing FGM and early marriage.

Ten more girls cut in West Pokot, many at high risk

More the than 500 girls cut since mid-March when schools closed due to Covid-19.

60.1% of women in West Pokot don’t breastfeed

Mothers say the problem is that they do virtuall all the work, men don't help.

Cancer, other patients need blood in West Pokot

Residents urged to donate to make up shortage resulting from closed schools.

Mum, dad, eight children live in hole

They were chased from rent house after they failed to pay eight months; rent

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