Sh. 2.4 Billion set aside for Relief Food in the Months of October and November.

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Government Spokes Person Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has said that the government has set aside Sh. 2.4 billion for 23 Counties that have been affected by hunger for the months of October and November.

Speaking in Mogotio Sub County while distributing relief food, Oguna said that Baringo County is among the 23 Counties that have been greatly affected by hunger following rain shortage in the last two years.

“We are experiencing hunger in 23 Counties in the country because we have not had enough rains for the last two seasons. The government has set aside 1.2 billion that will be used to buy relief food for the month of October and another 1.2 billion for the month of November.” Said the government Spokesperson.

Sh. 2.4 Billion set aside for Relief Food in the Months of October and November.

Oguna said that the president has added another 1.5 billion for livestock noting there is no enough pasture and water for livestock in those Counties.

He noted that Baringo County has received 47,600 bags of maize 50 kgs each, 37,400 bags of beans 50 kgs each, 64,100 bags of rice 50 kgs each, 19,500 litres of cooking oil and foods for baby food 14,500 kgs.

Sh. 2.4 Billion set aside for Relief Food in the Months of October and November.

He added that the government is putting in place enough measures such as school feeding programs for school going children and the Inua Jamii program to ensure that the elderly and orphans put food on the table.

He also called the youths that have not registered as voters to take advantage of the ongoing voter registration exercise saying that this is going to give them an opportunity to elect leaders of their choice.

Sh. 2.4 Billion set aside for Relief Food in the Months of October and November.

“It is civic responsibility of every Kenyan to elect leaders. I want to urge the youths that have not registered as voters to do so, so as to be able to vote in the coming general elections.”

He asked those that do not have identity cards to apply and register as voters also calling on them to elect leaders wisely.

“We do not want to hear you after the general elections saying that you do not like the government or you do not like certain leaders, your vote will enable you elect the leaders you want and the government you want.” He noted.

This comes at a time where Baringo County has reported low turnout of voter registration.

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