Un­fair dis­tri­bu­tion of food in Kil­ifi hurts some res­i­dents

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

Many res­i­dents in drought-hit ar­eas of Kil­ifi county may con­tinue to suf­fer be­cause the na­tional and county gov­ern­ments are not work­ing to­gether in dis­tribut­ing re­lief food. More fo­cus is on Ganze and Ma­garini sub­coun­ties, leav­ing out other equally af­fected ar­eas. The county would dis­trib­ute food in a par­tic­u­lar area and the na­tional govern­ment re­turns with more food for the same place in three days.

Coast re­gional co­or­di­na­tor Nel­son Marwa three weeks ago urged the two gov­ern­ments to har­monise food dis­tri­bu­tion. “This will help us know where the county govern­ment has dis­trib­uted food so we can go to another place, which has not yet re­ceived food,” he said in Ganze. When the county launched food dis­tri­bu­tion in Au­gust at Sokoke Pri­mary School in Ganze sub­county, the na­tional govern­ment took food to the Sokoke chief’s of­fice af­ter two days.

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