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Government to distribute 300 bags of relief in Mwingi Central

Government to distribute over 300 bags of
relief food in Mwingi Central
Above: Mwingi Central Deputy County commissioner David Rotich (Right) chats with Kiomo/Kyethani MCA Peter Mutemi during the Mashujaa Day Celebrations at Kiomo market on Thursday (October 20, 2016). Mr Rotich said the government will distribute relief food in the area this week. Bellow: Mr. Rotich reads President Uhuru Kenyatta’s  Mashujaa Day speech.  Photos | Mwingi Times.



The national government will this week distribute relief food in Mwingi Central Sub- county, Deputy County Commissioner David Rotich has revealed.

The official said government had moved with speed to help more than 1.3 million Kenyans affected by the drought menace across the country.

Mr Rotich said his office had received a consignment of relief food from the Ministry of Special programmes which will be distributed in areas hit most by drought and hunger.
Speaking while he presided over Mashujaa Day Celebrations in Kiomo market on Thursday (October 20, 2016), the Sub-county boss said the government was keen on addressing drought and famine situation in the area.

“The government will put up proper strategies and mechanisms which will help in mitigating challenges of drought in this area,” said Mr Rotich.

He said as way of early measures of curbing the calamity the government had donated 330 bags of food in the area.


“We have received 130 bags of rice, 150 bags of maize, 50 bags of beans and 50 cartons of cooking oil,”  the DCC told residents during the Mashujaa Day fete.

Mr Rotich said although the food was not enough for the starved populace of Mumbuni, Waita, Kiomo and Mwingi Central divisions, the government was committed to ensure the locals get enough share of the relief  food.

“As the DCC, I will be getting a report from each sub-location every week to be able to ascertain which areas are most affected and eventually offer the necessary assistance,” Mr Rotich said.

While cautioning Chiefs and their assistants not to allocate themselves the relief, he ordered that the food stuffs be distributed to the elderly people and children who cannot provide for themselves.

Kiomo/ Kyethani MCA Peter Mutemi speaking during the National ceremony which was for the first time since Independence held in his area asked  both national and county government to provide locals with seeds for planting early before the onset of the December rains.

He also pleaded with Mr Rotich to ensure Administration Police officers who were withdrawn from Kakongo Police post three years ago are returned in a bid to beef up security in the area.

“Mr DCC Sir, Kakongo area borders River Tana, which is the boundary line with our neighbors in Mbeere South, Embu County. Sadly the security situation there has deteriorated since the police were withdrawn from the area,” said Mr Mutemi.









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