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Raila blames State for perennial flooding on Lake Victoria basin

The Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to construct dams on rivers Nzoia, Yala and Nyando respectively to contain the perennial floods in Lake Victoria Basin.

Speaking at Siagonjo Stadium in Budalangi during the distribution of relief food to flood victims, the former Prime Minister stated that the plan to construct the dams on the flooding rivers could have reduced the suffering of the people.

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He observed that the waters from dams could also be used for irrigation to produce enough food and export the surplus.

Busia Governor Dr.Paul Otuoma noted that the lower Nzoia irrigation project will be an economic game changer through the increment of land acreage under rice from 3000 to 20,000.

Budalangi Member of Parliament Raphael Wanjala urged the government to consider constructing four dams in Nyanza and Western province among the scheduled construction of the 100 dams.

On the other hand, minority leader in the National Assembly Opiyo Wandayi has demanded the government charge high-ranking officials behind the theft of the condemned sugar and Kenya Medical Supplies Agency KEMSA scandal on mosquito nets.

He threatened to name the official next week if the government fails to take action.

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