Siaya Governor Hon Cornel Rasanga Amoth was today joined by Council Of Governors’ Chair Isaac Ruto(Bomet), Jack Ranguma of Kisumu and Prof Paul Chepkwony of Kericho in launching the national day of deworming. The event held at Lwak Primary School in Siaya County kick-started a campaign targeting to deworm more than 7million children across the country.
The deworming exercise shall immensely benefit children of Siaya County since it has been scientifically proven that kids who are dewormed perform better academically. Siaya, which is in the lake region, has a high prevalence of schistomiasis which causes bilharzia which is common STH Soil Transmitted Healthmithes; worms)
Also during the function, matters of politics arose with COG Chairman Isaac Ruto threatening to decamp from the Jubilee Alliance Party if anti-devolution trend continued in the party.