Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Leaders want Kenya’s food policy re-looked

KBC News: "Joint political parties are now criticizing the government for failing to act on time to mitigate the effects of drought that has led to more than 3.5 million Kenyans to face starvation.

Led by their vice chair Col. Ben Muema who is also the secretary general of New Ford Kenya, the parties claimed that the government had been alerted by the meteorological department as early as July last year but was reluctant in addressing the situation.

'It is disappointing the government did not make adequate plans to mitigate the effects of the droughts. This has caused untold suffering to our citizens including hunger, starvation and death.'

They regretted that the government continues to import maize at exorbitant prices yet there is food in other parts of the country a move they linked to corruption."