BY OMARI AKELLO
TOP officials at the limping Ahero irrigation scheme are on the spot after they ordered for questionable forceful eviction that has rendered over 300 families homeless in Kamagaga village Nyando district.
The operation which was conducted by security forces armed to the teeth drawn from both regular and administration police also left one child with serious injuries after the wall collapsed on the minor.
The minor was rushed to Ahero sub-district hospital where she was admitted following serious injuries she suffered when the police accompanied by other officials from the irrigation board ruthlessly destroyed the homes.
While reacting to the plight of the affected families Kisumu County women Representative Rose Nyamunga strongly condemned the act saying it was barbaric and inhuman to expose the locals to current rain despite the fact that no notice was issued to them.
Nyamunga said her office has already drafted a threatening letter to relevant bodies demanding for a quick explanation and investigation.
She said it was wrong for the steadily failing irrigation board to embark on mistreating the locals instead of working on jump-starting the company.
The victims who have camped at Ahero multipurpose hall have extended their pleas to the government to quickly chip in and address their problem as they are left homeless in an operation which sharply coincided with the opening of schools.
During the eviction the victims also lost their farm produce,livestock,cash and other valuables including electronic gadgets and mobile phones suspected to have been stolen by the security officers who conducted the operation.