Don’t sell re­lief food, Mwingi of­fi­cials told

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern -

Mwingi deputy county com­mis­sioner David Rotich has warned of­fi­cials in charge of re­lief food against sell­ing it. More than 10,000 fam­i­lies in the area face star­va­tion. Speak­ing at Kiomo on Satur­day, Rotich said the na­tional gov­ern­ment will en­sure the sit­u­a­tion does not get out of con­trol. Last week, 100 bags of maize, 150 of rice, 50 of beans and 10 car­tons of oil were dis­trib­uted. Rotich said the num­ber of af­fected fam­i­lies is higher than the amount of the food dis­patched. “I urge the gov­ern­ment to re­lease more food to save the sit­u­a­tion,”he said.

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