• Many Kenyans are suffering severe levels of hunger to an extent children cannot go to school.
• They have to drop out as they hunt for greener pastures for their cattle and even something to eat for themselves.
Food is a basic need required by every living creature and a thriving healthy generation.
The implementation of government blueprints to ensure provision of standardized and affordable food prices to Kenyans should not be an option. It must be a priority.
It’s a disastrous that, according to Oxfam, one person is likely to die of hunger every 36 seconds between now and the end of the year due to the current drought situation in East Africa.
More than 30 per cent of Kenyans have limited access to food as a result of ever hiking prices on food stuffs. The Northeastern part of Kenya is the worst affected.
Many Kenyans are suffering from severe levels of hunger to an extent children cannot go to school. They have to drop out as they hunt for greener pastures for their cattle and even something to eat for themselves.
The hunger menace is biting harder and the adverse effects being subjecting the victims to a greater risk of physical issues as they walk for a long distances to search for food. They are also suffering from mental illness as most of them don’t get their hunger problems solved.
We have to root a stable health foundation and a strong food production base for a better nation. The government has the capability to intervene in these hunger-striken regions but they are taking ages to do that. The longer they take to respond, the crisis worsens.
The economy is not good as there is no food, no jobs, no money to make ends meet. Let the government and relevant authorities intervene now and save lives.
Jackson Nyakoe journalism and communication student Moi University