Machakos families need urgent food donations

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 05:20 | By
President William Ruto flagging off relief food at State House, Nairobi.
President William Ruto flagging off relief food at State House, Nairobi on September 26, 2022. PHOTO/Twitter.

Over 10,000 households in Machakos County are affected by hunger and famine and require urgent humanitarian intervention.

The situation has been occasioned by failed rains in the region for three consecutive seasons and the weather man has warned of another season of depressed rains in the October-December season.

The data from the County Commissioner’s office which was revealed by the head of the Anglican Church in Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit shows that the 10,000 households comprise of about 300,000 members. Sapit who visited the County Commissioner before launching the sinking of a borehole in Kisesini, Yatta Sub-county urged the government, non-governmental organizations and well-wishers in general to ensure no one dies of hunger.

Relief food

“We visited the County Commissioner and enquired about the state of the County. We were told that more than 10,000 households comprising of 300,000 members are faced with hunger. We will all join hands to ensure those affected are assisted, said Archbishop Sapit.

He said it was encouraging to see relief food being delivered to hunger-stricken areas of North-Eastern Kenya but urged the government to extend similar assistance to all affected regions.

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