Kitui Central MP swings to action as hunger strikes schools

A past photo of Learners from Kalimamundu primary school, Kitui county who are said to have been facing a severe food shortage receiving donation from Kyuso secondary. (Photo -cmn)

Due to the acute food shortage in Kitui County, a section of leaders have begun to act on the situation.

Addressing the press, Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu said that he was going to liaise with the Assistant County Commissioner to disburse food in schools as they are most affected.

“One thing I have established is that our people are facing food shortage and even they have told me that their children are not even getting food to eat while at school. What we want to do is to talk to our ACC so that the food that is being given out by our government is given out majorly to our schools,” The legislator said.

“I have a committee that is assigned the distribution of food. All we have to do is to identify the schools that are hard hit by the hunger so that our children will be able to learn with no problem,” he added.

This comes days after some pupils from Kalimamundu primary school in Kyuso fainted in class due to hunger pangs. Kyuso secondary gave donations to the school.

In March, the Government announced that more than 1.4 million Kenyans were at risk of hunger, starvation and potentially might face acute food insecurity.

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna told a media briefing in Nairobi that the country is committed to ensuring that no Kenyan dies from lack of food as a result of the looming drought.

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