Government says 4 million bags is enough to fight hunger in 12 counties

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Turkana, in this week, hit the headlines after seven people were reported dead over hunger.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has alleviated fears of starvation in the country saying there is enough food in the National Strategic Grain Reserves.

Speaking at Nginyang’ in Baringo County during a food distribution exercise the CS said there are four million bags of maize to distribute to the 12 counties affected with hunger.

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He further added that the government has set aside Ksh.2billion to ensure Kenyans do not suffer from drought scourge.

Deputy President William Ruto on Monday rubbished the claims that the reports on death of Turkana people are ‘fake news’.

Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony said the hunger situation is alarming because the county has overstretched its reserves after distributing over 1000 bags of grains in the last four months.

Kenyans expressed their frustrations after report on death due to hunger hit the headlines. Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) created the hashtag #WeCannotIgnore which brought solidarity among Kenyans and even others planning on contributing to help the victims.

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