while the government promised to tackle the hunger crisis in the country, it is dragging the process of taking relief food in the affected areas. Baringo county one of the affected area
Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony said that 85,000 households in the county are still facing a hunger crisis.
According to him, the most affected parts are Tiaty (26,000), Baringo North (18,000), Mogotio (12,000), Baringo South (11,000), Baringo Central (9,000) and Eldama Ravine (9,000).
The deputy governor was speaking on Friday while distributing 30 bags of maize to residents of Bondeni in Kabarnet town which he had received from Nakuru County.
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The consignment consisted of 200 cartons of glucose biscuits, 150 bags of maize flour, 60 bags of beans, 40 bags of rice, 110 cartons of milk, 150 bags of maize and 166 cartons of cooking oil.
The food is set to benefit residents of Arabal, Kapindasum and Mukutani in Baringo South sub county.
now that the government relief food cannot be depended on, The Baringo deputy governor urged residents who to share food.
“Those who are blessed in the community let’s assist those who are not able to provide for themselves. Churches should also contribute for those who are vulnerable,” he pleaded.
He noted that those living in lowlands and slum areas are worst affected.
“Areas like Kamelilo, Shauri Moyo and Bondeni residents are also at risk of starvation. Other parts of Baringo Central like Emok and Bekibon are also faced with the same problem” he said.
Two weeks ago, the death toll in Baringo and Turkana counties rose to 21.
Local media reports revealed that residents were surviving on wild fruits that have to be boiled for up to 10-hours to remove the poison.