Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has urged Kenyans with surplus food to donate them to their starving neighbors at a time when the government is sending relief food donations to Somalia following a series of bombings by the Al Shabab in Mogadishu.
Speaking on Thursday when opening the Agricultural Society of Kenya Mombasa International Show, DP Gachagua disclosed that President William Ruto will this weekend lead a national distribution of food to thousands of Kenyans affected by the ongoing drought.
”We appeal to Kenyans to give food so they can be given to those in need. Many Kenyans are suffering and we are making this appeal to help them. No Kenyan should die from hunger when other Kenyans have surplus food,” he said.
Meanwhile, the relief consignment delivered to Mogadishu on Thursday by the Kenya Defence Forces included assorted food items such as corned beef, dry potatoes, onions, bread, carrots,mixed vegetables from the KDF Food Processing Factory.
Also included in the package were various assorted drugs from the KDF Directorate of Medical Services set for redistribution to Somali hospitals attending to the victims of the terror attack.