The Catholic Church has urged well-wishers to donate food to areas affected by prolonged drought. Stating that as the government pursued food security for Kenyans, the current crisis required concerted efforts.
Speaking in Kiambu County, Anyolo said that the church has commenced a supply of relief foods to the most drought-affected counties.Citing Marsabit, Kitui, Garissa, Wajir and Lodwar as the worst-hit areas where the church has started supplying food donations to and urged Kenyans to embrace the spirit of sharing
His sentiments were echoed by Ruiru MP Simon King’ara who revealed that between 25-30 percent of his constituents were harshly affected by the drought and have no alternative sources of income. The MP said his foundation will start distributing relief food through churches to reach the needy even as he urged well-wishers to help provide support.
He also urged the government to increase funds allocated to the Agriculture Ministry through the National Cereals and Produce Boad (NCPB) to enhance the storage of food during bumper harvests.
Consecutive seasons of failed rainfall have caused sever drought in some parts of the country forcing Kenyans to struggle with food insecurity.