Wednesday, September 30, 2020
PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo( glasses) with the chair of Water Resources Mngment Authority, Hon. Joe Mutambo, Nyanza Regional Commissioner, James Kianda,(kaunda suit) and other officials touring Kibos sugar factory

PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo( glasses) with the chair of Water Resources Mngment Authority, Hon. Joe Mutambo, Nyanza Regional Commissioner, James Kianda,(kaunda suit) and other officials touring Kibos sugar factory

Kibos special school for the blind in Kisumu County, will be relocated in six months to protect it from pollution, Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo has directed.

Pupils from the school for the blind, which neighbours Kibos Sugar factory have suffered various ailments for many years, according to the head teacher Caroline Templa.

Dr. Kiptoo visited the school after Inspecting Kibos Sugar factory to confirm its level of compliance with environmental requirements in waste management.

The factory has been in the news for allegations of massive pollution of Kibos River that drains into Lake Victoria.

The PS, who led a team of multi agencies established to reduce pollution in lake Victoria found that, the factory had now put measures in place to handle waste water.

PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo with other multi-agency officials join pupils of Kibos special school and their teachers in a group photo.

PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo with other multi-agency officials join pupils of Kibos special school and their teachers in a group photo.

The PS however further directed the multi-agency team to issue the factory management with a compliance time frame during the ongoing Rapid Results Initiative, to control air pollution and to adopt better solid waste management strategies.

The school’s head told the team that noise, dust and foul smell were among the pollution elements experienced in the learning institution.

Dr. Kiptoo heard that, Kibos sugar factory had set aside sh. 40 million to build a new school once the County government identified a suitable relocation site.

The PS added that concerted efforts by various stakeholders will be required to build a state of the art special school for the visually challenged once the alternative site was identified.The PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo with multi-agency team to address the pollution load on L. Victoria, inspecting the compliance levels of Kibos sugar factory in Kisumu.

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