People living in Al-Shabaab-prone areas of Milimani, Basuba, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe in Lamu East wants the government to intervene to ensure their children receive polio vaccination.
Over 400 children from the region could not receive the vaccination after the first round of the vaccination kicked off early August due to insecurity.
•The families have nothing to eat or drink since Bodhai is an area which is almost semi-arid.
•The families fled from their homes, 14 kilometers away, at the weekend and early this week in for fear of attacks.
•Lamu County Police Commander Chrispus Mutali said they were making efforts to ensure normalcy is restored.
•Mr Mutali denied reports that security officers were mistreating residents of Lamu East.
By KALUME KAZUNGU
Maize, the most important staple foods, is failing. Productivity in Kenya of 1.6 tonnes per hectare is already well under the global average of 5.0 tonnes per hectare.
Even more worrying is that production appears to be on a downward trend.
Unless these trends are reversed, and Kenya’s production can begin to increase again, the country’s food security is at risk.
Mr Nelson Owegi, the network’s national organizing secretary and Kisumu coordinator Maureen Opondo also asked the ICC to relocate its office situated in Nairobi.
The complaint comes a week after the victims’ lawyer Fergal Gaynor in the ICC Case complained that the prosecution failed to take appropriate measures to ensure effective investigations and prosecution of President Kenyatta, former police boss Major-General Hussein Ali and former Civil Service head Francis Muthaura.
Africa now stands on the brink of being polio-free. Our collective efforts to combat polio have left vital lessons that we must build upon to ensure that no child dies from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Health workers have been the true heroes of Africa’s polio programme. Daily, they overcome conflict, trek through marshlands to reach remote villages, and build trust with communities to ensure that all children receive life-saving polio vaccines.