Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago EGH has called for the decentralization of the National Disaster Command Centers to all regions across the country.
This, Mandago said, will help ensure timely response in cases of disaster that will go a long way to the situation being responded to in time preventing loss of lives and property like it has been witnessed in West Pokot county.
Recently CS Interior Fred Matiang’i with his helicopter from Nairobi landed in Eldoret saying they cannot proceed to West Pokot because of weather pattern but if the National Disaster Command Centers were available it could be much easier,” said the County Boss.
Governor Mandago spoke after flagging off foodstuff and clothing to West Pokot.
The items were donated by Kenyans under the initiative dubbed “The west Pokot Charity.”
The initiative was started by a young boy, Kingsley Burgei after watching devastating images from the West Pokot landslide.
Mandago further discloses that; the council of Governors we have raised money which we have sent to West Pokot to support the operations.”
He also urged Kenyans who are living in escarpment to stay alert and vacate to safe areas as the weatherman has predicted that more rain are expected in the coming weeks.
The national government should come up with a subsidized program of biogas to prevent charcoal burning and use of firewood,” noted Mandago while pointing out that this will reduce the erosion which leads to landslides.
The Governor was flanked by Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno, County Executives CPA Julius Ruto (Finance), Everlyne Rotich (Health) Esther Mutai( Cooperatives) and Emily Kogo (Trade).