The ongoing drought being experienced in most parts of the country is posing more threats to Kenyans with hundreds of lives having been lost in the last few months.
Unfortunately, the much awaited April rains failed most agriculturists this leading to famine in over 23 counties. Although the rains have been witnessed in some parts of the country in the last two days, farmers will not make any meaningful returns from their farms because planting season is over.
Mwingi Central Member of national assembly, Gideon Mulyungi has urged the government to be very alert as the drought might be accompanied by negativities one being school going children dropping out due to hunger strikes.
” As schools are nearly opening, I urge the government to plan on distributing more relief food so that we can curb school drop outs accelerated by hunger,” cautioned the Wiper Mp
In addition, the vocal Mp has called upon the government to set aside more funds to aid in construction of more dams, boreholes among other water conservation measures to ensure the water shortage menace is properly tackled.
Dr. Mulyungi, who was addressing the media shortly after a renown professional’s burial at Musikini in Mwingi central ward within his subcounty, he lauded foreign affairs cabinet secretary Monica Juma for her assistance to bring the deceased body home who had passed on in Germany.
In conclusion, he encouraged residents to register for ongoing huduma number rubbishing claims that it is satanic.