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NGO takes relief food to drought-stricken areas of Mwingi, residents plead for more

 Residents of the hunger-stricken area of Mitamisyi in Mwingi North Sub County, Kitui County and which lies along the border between Kitui and Tana River counties were yesterday supplied with relief food courtesy of a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). 

Mitamisyi residents receive relief food from Vision Together Foundation CEO Joseph Mwendwa. Photo/BONIFACE MWANIKI

Most parts of Kitui County are currently facing acute food and water shortages, with most residents being forced to trek for kilometres in search of water.

The local NGO known as Vision Together Foundation (VTF) has been supplying food to the most vulnerable in Mwingi North as well as sourcing for donors to fund education of children from poor family backgrounds.

Speaking after receiving the food donations, local residents praised the NGO and urged both the national and county governments to intervene and supply them with more relief food since the climatic conditions are currently very harsh after rains failed last season.

Joel Katui, a resident of Mitamisyi said that banditry is another problem affecting the area as armed herders of Somali origin frequently invade their farms with herds of camel which leave most of their crops destroyed.

He pleaded for security to be boosted and more food to be supplied to the locals.

Christine William, another resident of the area also pleaded with the government to supply them with relief food, lauding the Vision Together Foundation for their generosity.

Joseph Mwendwa, the VTF CEO said that his dream is to see children from poor backgrounds fully empowered and those affected by drought getting something to eat. He urged like-minded people from Kitui County to share the little they have with those affected by drought.


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