DP Ruto’s Chopper airlifts medical personnel to hard reach areas of W.Pokot to attend to the survivors of landslides.

Two doctors have been airlifted by DP Ruto’s Chopper to hard reach areas of Muino and Tamkal in West Pokot to attend to the survivors of landslides.

A second batch of health workers are awaiting to be airlifted.

Deputy President William Ruto on Monday afternoon Landed in Kapenguria  to assess the situation after a landslide claimed 52 lives.

Ruto went to condole with the families affected by the landslide at the Kapenguria District Hospital before heading to Muino a village which was worst hit by the Landslides.

“I am visiting the affected areas to assess the situation and get an update which will be crucial in informing intervention measures needed” Said DP Ruto.

The 15 camps are inaccessible through road after most sections of Kapenguria-Lodwar Highway and feeder roads were cut off.

Sixteen people are still receiving treatment at the Kapenguria County hospital while two who were in critical conditions were referred to Moi Teaching and Referral hospital in Eldoret.

Dr Ruto was accompanied by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Pokot South MP David Pkosing during the Monday visit.

His arrival comes hours after a military chopper carrying Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and his Devolution counterpart Eugene Wamalwa was  forced to land in Eldoret due to bad weather.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, criticised Matiang’i and his team for failing to make the trip.

“We are Kapenguria to see victims of landslide. Weather not good for Matiangi’s chopper,” Murkoment posted on Twitter.

He added that Matiang’i and team were focused on planning for the BBI report launch instead of attending to the West Pokot residents.

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