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Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 18:13 EATabdirahmancajab@gmail.com
His agenda is already drawn to put mitigation measures to address food security for his constituents and livestock. That is what the new Wajir South MP Hon Mohamed Sheik Omar commonly known as Omar wants to achieve in the shortest time possible.
Mr Omar who was elected through President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubliee party addressed journalists in his constituency offices and declared that drought situation in Wajir County which has dragged development has to be eradicated by all means.
He expressed concern with what he termed the shocking and pathetic situation the people continued experiencing from time immemorial and pledged to institute mitigation measures to address the problem. “It is a sorry situation of perennial famine which has reduced people to rely on relief food while their animals die in big numbers due to lack of food and medication”, he said.
Omar said lack of reliable rains has worsened the situation of drought in Wajir County which has made people to suffer. “Without water, then there is a crisis and the county government should allocate funds to supplement what we as elected Members of Parliament are doing”, said.
He said the drought situation currently being experienced in the county will affect students who are preparing to sit for national examinations both at primary and secondary schools. He expressed concern that some of the students were looking for food and water instead of concentrating in revising for the exams. Their parents, he said could not assist either since were suffering from the same fate.
The first term legislator has notified the national government and county government to do something to address the crisis facing the constituents including and not limited to food, water, and medicine for both human and animals. He also pleaded with none governmental organizations to intervene and solve the problems brought by drought.
Omar said “we are Islam and we believe the drought is a natural problem and we pray to Allah to bring for us rain. We however challenge the National and County governments to provide funds to address the crisis”.
Mr Abdirizak Mohamed Rage known as Shuman who is personal assistant to Dr Omar said supported his agenda stating addressing problems brought by drought will go a long way in addressing all recurrent challenges facing the constituents.
Abdirahman Rashid Farah is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Wajir County