Museo distributes relief food to oil spill victims

Woman Representative Rose Museo (pictured) has called for county and national governments intervention to save residents of Kasavi village from contaminated water from a local river.

Oil spilt into Kiboko's natural springs along the newly constructed Sh48 billion Mombasa-Nairobi oil pipeline before it was detected on March 30.

More than 15,000 people have been affected.

And a week ago, Water Resources Authority declared the water unfit for human and animal consumption.

"We appreciate county government efforts to ensure residents have an alternative source of water. We call on for more efforts, including cleaning up the river," Museo said on Saturday.

She distributed relief food to residents, where she said, "The residents, who have been depending on Kiboko River for horticultural farming, fish farming and domestic use, are starring at hunger since their livelihood has been cut off by the oil spill."

Museo called on both levels of government to organise free medical camps to check the health of those who may have consumed the water and take remedial measures immediately.

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