Trans-Nzoia County Governor Patrick Khaemba and his deputy Stanley Tarus during a past event. Governor Khaemba challenged leaders to stop frustrating development. FILE PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
This follows the death of an 80-year-old man who was burnt beyond recognition in his house in Cherang’any, while 45 houses at Kipsongo estate within Kitale town were reduced to ashes.
Saboti Member of Parliament David Wafula expressed disappointment at the slow pace at which the disaster department responds to such cases that require immediate action.
Area Deputy Governor Stanley Tarus, however, said their team has also been facing challenges in accessing scenes of fire within settlements in town because of congestion.