Government to kick off food distribution on Tuesday

The government has assured its citizens that it will do what it takes in battling with food shortage in the country.

Speaking in Mombasa before the senate committee on devolution, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the government has enough food stocks to feed its people in the areas which were noted to have been massively affected by drought in the country.

Wamalwa said his ministry will kick off its tour at the coast aimed at distributing relief food in Tana River county before visiting other coastal counties.

He said the government is aware of the prolonged drought at the coast which disadvantaged proper produce from the farms and therefore a procedural map has been drawn to make sure that the affected people are catered for.

The government’s pledge comes a few days after the Kenya Red Cross announced counties of Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Tana River from the coast and others like , Kajiado , Turkana, Mandera and Isiolo are facing severe food shortage and drought.

Wamalwa also urged county governments to embrace upon the ban on deforestation so as to encourage rainfall.

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