Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has urged the President to call to order the entire Government to ensure no Kenyans sleeps hungry instead of calling press conferences and denying starvation crisis.
“Our dear President .It insensitive to deny Kenyans are dying of hunger at press conferences & air conditioned offices in NAIROBI. The pictures speak for themselves. At a time like this, we urge you to call to order the entire Government to ensure no Kenyan sleeps hungry”
His sentiments comes after the government has escalated its denial that people are dying of hunger in the country, with Deputy President William Ruto now terming the current reports of death due to drought effects as fake news.
“There is a lot of fake news around what is happening in Kenya. For example, we were told the other day that 11 people had died that is not true from where I sit and from all professionals that we have,” said Ruto.
The deputy president went ahead to state that the government has arrested a Chief and several individuals who have been quoted in the media saying that people have died of hunger.
He accused the said individuals of ‘faking deaths’ and playing with human lives.
At the same time, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i also insists that no one has died as a result of the famine ravaging various parts of the country.
According to Matiang’i, the said chief from Turkana County who had confirmed that several people had died of hunger is an impostor as he was “fired a long time ago.”
“It’s true we have not lost any life due to the drought situation. The chief purporting to report on the drought situation was fired a long time ago. The CC Baringo has confirmed that not deaths have occasioned by current drought situation,” said Matiang’i on Wednesday.
The affected counties include: Turkana, Baringo, Samburu, Marsabit, Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Kilifi, Tana River, Makueni, West Pokot, Kajiado, Kwale and Wajir.
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