West Pokot Governor appeals for help from National Government as death toll rises to 52

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West Pokot Governor, John Lonyangapuo, has appealed to the national government to deploy choppers in the region to help transport bodies as death toll rises to 52.

Lonyangapuo says the county is facing a major challenge of transportation because bridges have been cut off hence can not be transported on road.

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West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo

He has confirmed that there are still other bodies that are yet to be transported from villages afrter the heavy rains that caused land slides in the north and southern pokot.

The Kenya Redcross, police and other humanitarian groups are on the ground to retrieve and all the bodies. The is suspected to be much higher due to the number of people reported missing.

The other challenge reported is also where to reserve the bodies because the local mortuary is full beyond capacity and bodies now have to be taken to Kapenguria.

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has also urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads during this season and especially the Kitale-Lodwar highway highway.