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President Kenyatta outlines plans to fight hunger

07 February 2014, 10:13

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off trucks carrying food worth KES 1.86 million part of KES 600 million spent by the Ministry of Devolution to curb famine in the country.

The President said the government had revived collapsed irrigation schemes as long-term solutions to perennial food shortages.

He also added that the Government has allocated KES 4.3 billion for drought interventions this financial year.

“This includes the initial KES 2 billion allocated at the beginning of this financial year.  Of this, half was sent to counties to enable them to respond to drought-related challenges,” the President said.

He added that the cabinet last week approved an additional KES 2.3 billion to cope with the increasing cases of drought in the country.

Since the beginning of the year, the Ministry of Devolution and Planning has provided relief food that has included 6,900 bags of maize, 24,500 bags of beans, 53,100 bags of rice, 5,800 cartons of cooking oil and 4,020 bales of nutritious meal for children.

As of end of last week, a figure of 1.7 million people were said to be facing famine in various counties especially in Northern Kenya.

An additional 200,000 in West Pokot and 300,000 in Baringo County have been reportedly lacking food and water and have not received any relief from the government.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru however said the Kenya Food Security Steering Group, coordinated by her Ministry, had commenced the half yearly food security assessment in the whole country.

– CAJ News

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