Kenyan Veteran Artist Gabu has revealed why he is against raising funds for Turkana drought victims.
The news of famine and starvation has broken the hearts of many Kenyans and many have lamented that all this is happening as a result of a failed government.
In efforts to address the matter some celebrities have rallied behind Akothee’s initiative to raise funds and help the Turkana victims.Some are however reluctant saying that the government should play its role and stop burdening Kenyans.
Akothee’s initiative has already managed to get over 1 million Kenyan Shillings and team Akothee are planning to go on a trip to Turkana this Friday.
Despite some celebrities rallying behind to support Akothee’s initiative some have strongly opposed it and pioneer artist Gabu has his reasons.
Using his influence, Gabu says that he is inciting people not to donate any money. A move that might be considered as mean yet he says that he wants Kenyans to be realistic.
He says that the Government has failed to give Kenyans jobs yet they expect them to dig deeper in their pockets to donate funds to feed Kenyans yet it is their job.
He also added that Turkana residents should arrest their leaders and demand for money and action.
Gabu also urged Kenyans not to donate any funds and instead let the government do it’s work
Here is his post
What do you think Kenyans should do to address the situation?
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Hii gov yetu imetuzoea sana .Hawatupei kazi na bado wanataka mchango .I am totally opposed to any Kenyan straining his or her pocket further to throw some cash to M-Changa or Paybill account to feed Kenyans starving in Turkana, I wish to incite the readers of this post to desist from doing so. I know it sounds mean but let's be realistic: The total population of Turkana is slightly below 1 Million. According to the CRA data, Financial year 2018/2019; • Turkana County received 10.7 B as part of the county equitable revenue division allocation. • The county further received 1.05B equilization fund. • Turkana got 6 constituencies. Each constituency NG-CDF allocation was 118M For all constituencies in Turkana it was a whooping 708M • NG-AAF under Turkana Woman Rep was 42M. Assuming this is all they received ( definitely it is not) then it is a sum of Kes12.5B. Am not talking of 12.5Bob but 12.5Billion. In simpler mathematics it would mean the county could loan or give each person in Turkana County both children and adults Kes13,000. This is not donation or charity from the philanthropic Ruto or Uhuru but taxpayers sweat shared to Turkana via the National government. Somebody make me understand how such a rich county could experience death as a result of drought, yesterday I said drought is not an accident, It is not an abrupt happening like the typhoons, it is foreseeable. Allow me to repeat the same. It is not the first time Turkana is experiencing drought. What were these allocations for? To pay employees? To take elites to devolution conference? To buy leaders choppers? Let Turkana residents go arrest their leaders and demand the money we all donated to them as a country. We got no other cash to contribute via M-Changa or M-Pesa, they can either choose to act or choose to die.