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Maracha District Farmers Counting Losses After Hailstorm

Maracha District Farmers Counting Losses After Hailstorm

Farmers in different parts of Maracha district are in disbelief over a hailstorm that destroyed their gardens. The hailstorm majorly focused its wrath on villages in Tara and Ajira sub-counties.

It started as a joke on Monday, August 21 and then turned into a devastating hailstorm for about an hour.

Simon Angudira, the Kudra village chairperson in Ajira sub county described the incident as a strange one. This is because he said it started to rain hailstones for about 30 minutes before they could see droplets of water.

“Crops like beans, cassava and maize have been destroyed and people are crying,” Angudira said.

He went ahead to ask the government for support because the community depends on beans and cassava which were completely destroyed.

Maracha District chairperson, Stephen Obitre said the devastating news reached him. He then said a team of technical specialists from the district headquarters will visit affected areas to document the magnitude of damage to submit to the Prime Minister’s office.

“We shall dispatch a technical team to ascertain the level of damage and have it documented,” he said

“Disasters are managed by OPM. At the district level, we can only document the level of damage to see if they can be able to come to the aid of our affected community,” Obitre further noted.

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