Dr. Alex leads Suna Central ward residents to build houses for needy

Beneficiaries outside their new homw

The six were needy members picked by community

By MN Reporter

Dr. Alex Otieno, an aspirant in Suna Central ward seat has helped six  needy members who lost their houses during the current heavy rains experienced in the country to build houses.

Otieno, worked with churches, boda boda operators and community leaders picked the needy members across Onding’ Mon, Aroso, Midoti, Ngege and Kadika villages.

He said he chirped in after locals contributed labour for work and he helped buy iron sheets, nails and poles.

“The house ranged from two to three bedroom, we noticed as the country is focused on fighting Covid19, those affected by floods have been neglected,” Otieno said.

A doctor at Migori Referral Hospital said, the aspirant said he helped a blind woman, an elderly couple among others.

“We worked with family members, church members and boda boda operators to pick most needy cases and pool our resources together to build the houses. We had a blind woman, a couple over 90 years and widows to help them,” Alex said.

Mary Adhiambo, who is blind and a beneficiary said her house was leaking and she had to share a room with her three children which stripped her of dignity.

“My new house is now safe and I can live in peace without being affected by the bad weather,” she said.

At Aroso area, Aroso SDA Church leaders helped in building a new house for a couple Margret Akeyo, 92, and her husband, 97.

“We want to thank Alex for coming to our aid before political season, showing he has the interest of the community at heart. We will judge area leaders when time to seek votes comes,” Adwar Otieno, an elder said.