State agen­cies pass the buck in blame for hunger

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

The min­istries of Agri­cul­ture, De­vo­lu­tion and Trea­sury should work to­gether, and with the coun­ties, to en­sure the hunger-stricken ar­eas are at­tended to be­fore the sit­u­a­tion wors­ens. It is un­for­tu­nate that in­stead of pro­vid­ing a so­lu­tion, they are only try­ing to ex­on­er­ate them­selves from this mess, each claim­ing to have done their part — much as we heard Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta say dur­ing the State House Gov­er­nance and Ac­count­abil­ity Sum­mit. De­spite the Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal depart­ment warn­ing about the pos­si­bil­ity of in ad­e­quate rain or lack of it al­to­gether in the af­fected coun­ties, the govern­ment has did noth­ing to mit­i­gate the im­pacts. To avoid oc­cur­rences in the fu­ture, we should con­serve the en­vi­ron­ment for us to also have a long-term and sus­tain­able so­lu­tion. It is un­ac­cept­able for any Kenyan to sleep, let alone die, be­cause of hunger. Food security should be a pri­or­ity for any govern­ment.

KEVIN EBRAHEEM Via email

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