Two Rift Valley MPs clash with Ruto over hunger

Two Rift Valley legislators have lashed out at Deputy President Dr William Ruto over his remarks that no one had died of hunger.

Speaking at Chepilat in Tiaty, Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and his Moiben counterpart Silas Tiren said those denying that people were dying of hunger should visit the area.

Mr Keter said it was time leaders and the nation called a spade a spade and faced the reality.

“Those of us in Nairobi, let us realise people are dying of hunger, they have no food,” he said.

The MP said it was saddening to see people suffer and die as others denied from the comfort of their offices in Nairobi.

He was referring to remarks attributed to the DP dismissing media reports that hinted of at least 11 deaths of people in Turkana and Baringo counties as a result of hunger.

He said it was sad that people were dying of hunger as parts of Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu had plenty of food in stores.

Tiren condemned intimidation of leaders and local chiefs for giving information on the suffering of the people.

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