State agencies pass the buck in blame for hunger
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