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Kaberamaido Arson Victims Get Relief Aid

Pentecostal Assemblies of God PAG yesterday donated mattresses, blankets, bed sheets, and cooking utensils worth 38 million Shillings for victims of arson in Kaberamaido district.

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Dozens of families that were displaced from their homesteads in Kaberamaido district following inter clan clashes have received relief items from the Pentecostal Assemblies of God. 

The relief items including mattresses, blankets, bed sheets, and cooking utensils were handed over to the families on Tuesday.

 

The victims received amongst others saucepans, basins and farm inputs such as seeds, hoes, pangas and axes to rebuild their life.

 

 

The affected members Ocwila clan in Kaberamaido were displaced after members of Ikarebwok clan from Amuria district raided Ogongora village in Kakure village to avenge the killing of Phoebe Apiny who was hacked to death by her step son.

 

 

The attackers also killed two elderly men, destroyed property and set ablaze 95 huts leaving more than 500 people with nowhere to call home.

 

Moses Esalu, the Programs Manager, PAG – Kaberamaido Mission Development Program says they teamed up with, TEAR-Australia to support the arson victims.

 

 

Esalu explains that they spent Shillings 38million to purchase and transport the items to the beneficiaries. Martin Ekamu, the Overseer PAG churches in Kaberamaido has called upon members of the affected community to forgive those who caused their suffering saying will revenge on their behalf.

 

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Joshua Olwere, a father of 13 says the relief is like a drop in the ocean given his large family.

 

 

Emmanuel Olaboro, the acting Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Kaberamaido has appealed for the provision of iron sheets to enable the displaced person to reconstructs their houses.

 

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Willy Ecengu, the L.C.3 Chairperson Kakure sub-county said that if government can provide ten iron sheets per affected family it will help them erect semi-permanent houses.

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