Hunger in Turkana: Rare photo of DP Ruto with CSs accused of looting 21billons meant for dams in North Rift. They were discussing the raging drought and famine in North Rift
Interior CS Dr Fred Matiangi has been asked by the president take charge of famine and drought response team and ensure government manages the situation in the country. He is to direct the government machinery and also convene voluntary NGOs, corporate sector and other agencies who will be involved the exercising of contributing and distributing aid to affected communities in Turkana, Baringo, Moyale, Marsabit, Makueni and Tana River (the worst hit areas).
The move is meant to streamline the operations and keep away ‘thieves’- reads in part a brief advisory from Statehouse to the Politiburo members.
Earlier today DP Ruto chaired a government response team that brought together cabinet secretaries for Treasury, Devolution, Water and Agriculture that was convened to coordinate the government response.
Well, an informal internal communication indicates CS Matiangi will take over and DP Ruto will be left to continue with his hate campaigns against Raila, Uhuru and DCI for vowing to wage war against those who looted 21billion meant for crucial dams in North Rift where the drought has hit most.
The DP told media that the government is in control of the ongoing drought situation ravaging sections of the country, hence, there should be no cause for alarm.
Speaking in Nairobi at a media briefing, Ruto on Monday said the government has released Ksh.2 billion for the supply of food and water to about 1.1 million Kenyans affected by the ongoing drought situation.
“This morning, the government of Kenya has approved Ksh. 2 billion to be spent within this week in water tracking, making sure that boreholes and waterpumps are working,” said Ruto.
The deputy president maintained that there is enough food in the country to feed the Kenyans affected by hunger, adding that “this year’s situation is better.”
“It is important to state that the situation we have this year is better than the situation we had last year and the year before,” said the DP.
“There should be no cause for alarm at the moment, the government has put in place both at the county and national level interventions to manage the current drought. We will work together with partners such as the United Nations agency and all other friendly institutions to ensure we don’t have any casualties as a result of this drought.”