Over 200 homeless as landslides bury 30 houses in Manafwa

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Landslides caused by incessant rainfall in the Mt Elgon region buried over 30 houses and displaced over 200 residents in several Sub- Counties in Manafwa District.
The multiple landslides that occurred on Wednesday following heavy rains left five villages of Bunashirewe, Buwafula, Bunamungoma A, Bunamungoma B and Soobi in the Sub counties of Kaato, Bunabutsale and Weswa sub counties in Bubulo West County, left over 200 homeless.

The disaster buried over 30 houses, several acres of gardens, and livestock destroyed.
The Manafwa LCV chairperson John Musila urged affected residents to seek refuge in safer places including nearby churches, schools and trading centers as they wait for government help.

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The government acquired about 2800 acres of land in Bunambutye Sub County, Bulambuli District to resettle people living in landslide prone areas in Bududa in 2003, but no further step has been taken to relocate the residents.

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