Selfless Journalist cooks Ugali for Baringo famine victims

Days after news of a section of Kenyans were dying of hunger, some individuals have come to their rescue even after the government denied death claims.

Citizen TV journalist Enock Sikolia, while reporting on the drought situation in Baringo, took some time to prepare ugali meal for a family.

While covering the situation in the county, the media station’s crew found that relief food was yet to reach certain areas in Tiaty constituency.

Residents who are in dire need of food and water in Lodeng’o area had been forced to feed on wild fruits with elderly women and children being most affected.

The journalist interacted with some of the affected residents whose situation was getting dire by the day.

“I have not eaten in three days, and getting water is a problem. I rely on children who got get me water.

“I don’t have any flour right now. I have used whatever was left to cook the last mug of porridge. I go to people’s houses to beg for food,” a malnourished woman told the reporter.

On Wednesday, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko released trucks full of relief food to Turkana as an act to save lives in his capacity as the Good Deeds Ambassador.

Workers from the governor’s rescue team loaded bags of rice weighing more than 3,000 kgs with 860 three-litre jerricans of oil destined for the drought-stricken county.

Celebrated Kenyan Musician Akothee also started a fund raising initiative to help the Famine victims.

The affected counties include: Turkana, Baringo, Samburu, Marsabit, Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Kilifi, Tana River, Makueni, West Pokot, Kajiado, Kwale and Wajir.

Statements by residents of various counties affected by drought indicate that at least 21 people have so far lost their lives.

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