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Malaba border town to get a fire engine

KNA  Malaba town in Teso North Sub County is set to get a fire engine to guard against emergencies on the busy northern corridor that experiences perpetual truck jams.


Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi made the assurance yesterday in Malaba Central ward during the burial of a Malaba–based business lady Mary Cherop Osukuku.


Mulomi revealed to mourners that the county government has already procured the fire engine set to be stationed in Malaba town and will be delivered in the next few weeks.


“The ship carrying the fire engine docked at the Port of Mombasa recently before being driven to Nairobi where it’s currently awaiting finalization of some logistics,” Mulomi stated.


Mulomi who doubles up as the acting County Health Executive urged residents to be patient as they handle the issue of limited supply of medicine in the county health facilities-a challenge he attributed to the government’s directive that all counties must strictly purchase
supplies from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency.


He said: “The Government issued a directive that we can only purchase medicine from KEMSA, but with delays in disbursement of funds to the county, we procured medicine worth Sh.52million which takes too long to be delivered and comes in bits. This has subjected our people to a lot of health hazards.”


Malaba Central Ward Representative Bernard Papa urged those yearning to vie against him in 2022 to be patient and appreciate the ongoing development activities in the ward.


His Bukhayo North/Walatsi colleague Gardy Jakaa urged the government to open churches when it next reviews the Covid-19 health protocols.
He said it is illogical for the government to ban churches from operating while allowing bars to operate freely.


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