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Raila accuses Ruto of failing hungry Kenyans

October 26th 2022, 7:59:43 am

According to official data, more than 4.2 million Kenyans experience acute food shortage, with those in dire need of emergency response at 785,000.

Raila Odinga

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has faulted the government for its response to the drought, which has resulted in food shortages and the high price of commodities.

In a statement, Odinga claimed the government has no concrete plans to tackle the situation, and cast doubts on the importation and use of genetically modified foods in the country.

The logic behind introducing Genetically Modified Foods into the county provides a chance for leaders to make a kill and pay back the big foreign backers for the gain of shylocks in government,” he said.

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He also accused President William Ruto of failing to provide relief to millions of Kenyans facing drought.

According to official data, more than 4.2 million Kenyans experience acute food shortage, with those in dire need of emergency response at 785,000.

This situation requires a massive emergency response programme to ensure rapid delivery of food, water and medicine to the millions of people, not just in arid and semi-arid areas but in virtually all corners of the country, who are affected by the prolonged drought.

This required emergency response is evidently missing, but instead, the government is consumed by politics of survival and the elections of 2027,” Odinga said.

He regretted that senior officials in the administration were placing blame on the previous government rather than assuming full responsibility for leading the nation.

As we wait for that plan, the Kenyans caught in this drought and famine situation need help now, not optics and politics of blame games,” Odinga urged.

This comes after President Ruto told the country that his administration would bring down the cost of maize flour in one year.

Denis Mwangi
Denis is a highly professional and talented multimedia journalist with a solid experience in creating compelling news as well as distributing or delivering it using multiple digital platforms to engage readers.

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