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Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by BAK, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Kenya to declare food emergency
    BBC News Online​

    Kenya is to declare a national emergency because of a drought affecting the East African country.

    President Mwai Kibaki's government warned that nearly 10 million people - more than a quarter of the population - were at risk from food shortages.

    The government intends to import five million bags of maize, reduce the price of seeds and buy up livestock in drought-hit areas to ease the crisis.

    Famine relief packages including maize and beans are also to be distributed.

    A drought in 2006 killed dozens of people and thousands of livestock - the main source of livelihood for nomads in the arid north-east of the country.

    The decision to declare a national emergency was taken at a food security meeting chaired by President Mwai Kibaki and attended by ministers of his coalition government.

    "President Kibaki told the food security committee that the entire government must focus on the urgency of providing food to all Kenyans after the failed rains in the last two seasons and reduced production due to last year's post-election challenges," a government statement said.

    Correspondents say Kenya's finances are already under strain because of last year's post-election violence, which badly affected the economy.

    At least 300,000 people were displaced in the unrest, many of them farmers who have been too frightened to return home and plant crops.
  2. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Hii ni aibu tupu!!!!!



  3. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Hungry residents scavenge for food at Mwakirunge dumpsite in Mombasa Thursday. They have abandoned their homes in Kaloleni and Kilifi to search for food.

    Updated 3 hr(s) 27 min(s) ago

    By Ngumbao Kithi

    As food shortage bites, hundreds of families in Coast Province have been reduced to scavengers.

    Residents brave death everyday to feed on food from dumping sites.

    More than 200 families from Kinango and Kaloleni districts have camped at Mwakirunge dumping site in Mombasa to scavenge for food.

    When The Standard visited the site yesterday, it found several families waiting for garbage trucks to dump waste then pick edibles.

    Shanties have mushroomed in and around the dumpsite, where villagers stay and pay smalls fee as they look for food.


    Dama Baya with her two children Juma Jindwa, aged one, and Omar Jindwa, four, said she had been forced to relocate to the site from Kaloleni.

    Ms Baya, however, said she was "unlucky" yesterday as she arrived late when a truck bringing garbage arrived earlier than usual.

    "Today, I arrived late and I was told the truck that normally brings in "food" had just left and all that was to be scavenged had already been taken away, so today I will go back home with nothing," she said.

    Dump Site

    Mr Charo Makazi, who was a farmer, has been joined by his wife Kanze Charo at the dumpsite.

    "I decided to camp here with my wife so that we can collect as much food as possible and truly our combined effort sometimes bears fruit," he said.

    Josephat Maithya, Chief Public Health officer at Mombasa Municipal Council said they were aware many people scavenge for food.

    "This problem has been recurring and we hope these people will not eat something poisonous. We cannot stop them," he said.

    Meanwhile, the Government has dispatched a team to assess the hot spots affected by famine in Kinango District.

    Kinango DC Apollo Okello said the team had moved to Nyango village following conflicts between herders and farmers over pasture and water.

    Deputy PC Joseph Keter said he could not comment on the matter and referred us to the Mombasa DC, who could not be reached.

    The Standard | Online Edition :: Families turn to scavengers as hunger bites
  4. Nono

    Nono JF-Expert Member

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    Shame on African governments.

    Tutakuwa na uwezo wa kujitosheleza kwa japo mlo mmoja wa siku lini?

    Wakati mataifa mengine yapanga mipango ya miaka 2025, sisi tunawaza "KESHO ITAFIKA JE KWA NJAA HII"
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    The Truth JF-Expert Member

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    My post was deleted? How come? What was so wrong with what I wrote so I don't repeat it again?
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani of the things we should feed our people! Ukifika Nairobi ni Ulaya ndogo...sasa njaa tena Kenya wapi na wapi? Au kuna uzembe?
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
  7. Kichuguu

    Kichuguu Platinum Member

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    Tanzania vipi? Tuna mipango gani kukabiliana na njaa? Naona kama tuputupo tu, angalau wakati tukiwa NMC tulikuwa na utaratibu wa kuwa na chakula cha akiba ingawa rushwa iliharibu utaratibu huo. Je bado tuna utaratibu wa namna hiyo?

    Mwenzio akinyolewa wewe tia maji.
  8. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    matatizo ya hii nchi kidogo yamekiuka upeo wa kueleweka na binadamu
    mwenye utu.Yaani serikali ipo na watu wanakufa njaa namna hii?What the
    heck is Kibaki and his band of thieves doing to protect the life of the

    Tetesi ni kwamba jamaa waliuza mahindi ya akiba ambao yangetumika kulisha
    watu.The people involved are known lakini Kibaki kama kawaida yake anacheza
    lelemama na uma.Its not amazing that he is lame duck president who stole an
    election and had no interest whatsoever to lead this once great country into
    greater heights.Kilichobaki kwa kweli wangwana ni nguvu za soda tu!

    Nangole: I haven’t eaten in days...


    A frail Ethuko Nangole is supported as she leans against the cowhide in her Kalotum manyatta (dwelling) in Turkana North at the weekend

    By Standard Team

    The frail woman can neither sit nor stand, apparently drained of all energy due hunger.

    Ms Ethuuko Nangole, whom our team met on the Lodwar-Kalokol highway, with all the energy she can muster repeatedly whispers: "I haven’t eaten for the past three days". Emaciated and sand-bathed, she is supported by some two women near the Katotum manyatta in Turkana North Constituency.

    Breathing faintly, she adds, "I took some porridge three days ago," revealing the sheer magnitude of her situation to the world.

    Hers is only one of the many shocking pictures of hunger-stricken Kenyans in various regions that speak volumes of the current food crisis.

    A Standard survey of various regions recorded first-hand accounts of the scary face of the famine.

    Later our team meets another woman, Ms Annah Nachok, a mother of 10 who is struggling to keep her family alive in Turkana South.

    "Death is staring us and our children in the face, the famine is very severe, we have had no rain for long time," she says.

    She is boiling water at her manyatta to serve to Adung Piarae 80, Akut Koriban, 70 and Alice Eruwan, 50.

    It is 6.30pm and three-year-old Loboche Ewalan sitting by her side won’t stop crying because of hunger.

    We witness the family sharing about three litres of boiled water, perhaps to cheat hunger until the following day when a World Vision field officer is expected to deliver food.

    Starting today and for the next one week, The Standard brings you a special report on the food crisis and how Kenyans are struggling to stave off the famine.

    Some have gone for days without a meal as they desperately wait for relief food that has not been forthcoming. Hunger-stricken residents of North Rift, Coast and parts of Eastern Province have been reduced to eating wild berries and roots.

    Reports by the Kenya Red Cross which have not been independently verified, indicate three people have died of famine-related causes.

    About 84 per cent of the 232,000 residents in the district are starving according to data released by the Ministry of Planning.

    In Samburu East District, mothers have resorted to giving children wild berries dipped in cooked goat blood.

    In the Coast, in parts of Taita, Taveta, Kaloleni, Ganze, Kilifi and Malindi districts, many residents have resorted to wild roots and fruits. The scenario is the same in parts of Makueni, Kajiado and Narok.

    Other badly hit areas are in Tana River, North Eastern, Eastern and Central provinces.

    Where school is the only chance for a meal

    Hunger pangs have forced many parents in Mandera West to send their children to school

    Enrolment in primary schools in North-Eastern Province has risen. Parents, who during rainy seasons send children to herd animals, now have a different reason for renewed interest in education.

    Ironically, the fact that teachers are on strike has not deterred pupils from going to school.

    Children are joining schools to benefit from the World Food Programme school-feeding programme.

    —By Adow Jubat

    The Standard | Online Edition :: Nangole: I haven’t eaten in days...
  9. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Waambie wasiwe na wasiwasi Obama ata take care kila kitu....
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Hii story inasiktisha mno!

    Is the govrmnt doing anything?

    Halafu wabunge wanataka waongezewe mshahara na marupurupu!
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    hawa ndio matajiri wa East Africa wanaosema ati, Kenya imewazidi Tanzania miaka kama ishirini hivi. waje waombe msaada hapa tz, tuna chakula kibao tu. mara nyingi hawa jamaa wanabweka sana, na wakizidiwa wanaomba msaada tz. hata wakati wa kupigana kwao hivyohivyo, walimtukana kikwete na kumwandika kwenye vikatuni hadi wakachoka. baadae walipopondana hadi wakachoka, sisi wenyewe watz tukawaokoa kwenye moto. wabongo hata hatuongei, wao ndo huwa waongeaji.

    wametutangaza sana kuwa sisi wabongo nchi yetu mbaya kwasababu hatuna umeme wa kutulia, tunakatiwa kila wakati hivyo kufanya wawekezaji wasipende kuja huku. sisi tumenyamaza kimyaa.

    mimi nawaonea huruma kwasababu najua njaa ni kitu kibaya sana. hata kiboko cha adui yako ni kumnyima njaa. watz huko selikalini kama kuna msaada wowote tunaweza kuwaokoa hawa jamaa hebu fanyeni faster faster. lakini pamoja na kuwasaidia, waambiwe kuwa wasiwe na dharau, wasiwe wanatapatapa sana kwa maneno na madharau. sisi wote tu sawa tu. Mungu awasaidie mtoke humo kwenye njaaa.
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    Its obvious that we are experiencing a natural calamity right now, there is food shortage within our country, artificial or not, lakini as always you Tz guys always try potraying that Kenya is at the brink of collapse.. Turkana and other arid and semi arid region have been hit badly.. the Gvt is making initiative to feed its people by allowing imports of duty free maize and other foodstuffs.
    wa Tanzania mwapenda sana kufurahia matatizo ya nchi nyingine especially Kenya.. we are having all this problems lakini we will emerge as a stronger united nation.. trust me on this. nyinyi mpige domo lakini even if our country grinds to a halt, it will take your more than ten yrs to be where we are now.. Kaeni mngoje Nakumat yafungua branch huko atleast you get one international standard shopping complex ndio mwache kuhate..
    Mwapoteza wakati mwingi sana.. do you think Kenyans pause to talk about your country? the only thing we talk about is at times your music, coz we appreciate not hate.. we dont even talk about you killin your albino brothers and children, or skinning people, haituhusu.. so we keep the f.uck off.. we apreciate Rwanda and Uganda but not you and your potential xenophobic kind. HI HATERS
  13. Mwana wa Mungu

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    i am having mercy on you people, na ningekuwa na uwezo, ningewasaidia. however, usiwe unaongelea kama sisi watz wote tunawachukia wakenya. kuna watz wengi tu wanaowapenda wakenya. kama ukiwa unaongea kama kwa chuki na ubaguzi hivyo, sisi tutaungana sote, we are tzs, wamoja, sisi hatuna ubaguzibaguzi na kushindanashindana kusikokuwa na maana kama nyinyi.

    hauelewi unachosema unaposema kuwa tz is 9 years back of kenya. its rediculous. i have been in your country many times. tz is booming to tell you. kama mna uwezo mbona mnakosa hata chakula cha kulisha watu wenu? nilifikiri umekuja hapa kuomba msaada, una njaa halafu unaleta kiburi? we unatisha..

    maduka kama hayo unayosema hapo kenya, na mengine kama ya village market, hapa bongo yapo, na tunayajenga mengi tu. You kenyans, wait, mtakapoona tz tumechimba mafuta mengiiii, ndipo mtakapotia adabu. kwa sasa tunayo gesi nyingi na tunawauzia sana hapo mombasa na nairobi viwandani. sisi hatuongei, kwetu ni vitendo. ninyi kama mtaendelea na ukabila hivyoiivyo, mtalaaniwa na jangwa la Turkana litafika hadi nyanza.

    stop being proud, wahimizeni watu wenu wafanye kazi mwakani njaa isiwepo. tatizo mlikazania kuandaa sherehe za obama, mkaacha kufanya kazi. ombeni obama awape chakula. very soon nchi yenu itakuwa chini yetu, and the good thing,ni kwamba, sisi watz hata we don't need you than you need us. hata hatuhangaiki, izo chuki ndo mnaleta nyie tu, na sisi itabidi tuungane kama watz. Mungu awasaidie mpone njaa hii.
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    Mfumwa JF-Expert Member

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    Wakati watu wanataabika na njaa namna hii, Viongozi wa Kenya walifunga safari kwenda USA kwa sherehe ya Obama, tena hawakualikwa. Wengi wa viongozi wa Afrika ni watu wakati wa uchaguzi, ukiisha ni chui.
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    Kaa la Moto JF-Expert Member

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    Pole sana maana hiyo unayozungumzia hapo juu ni majivu sasa hivi ninapoandika hapa. Imeungua imekwisha. Sasa sisi wa tz tunahitaji vitu mfu hivyo?
    Si ajabu ni hujuma za kikabila na kivyama.
    Ngoja tusikilize vizuri. Tutakuja jua tu.
    Au Obama atawajengea nyingine?
  16. Mwana wa Mungu

    Mwana wa Mungu JF-Expert Member

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    jamaa analeta kiburi hadi kwenye njaaa, kweli huyu mkenya ni kamanda.
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    sioni sababu ya waafrika kuchukiana.Let us pray for our brothers in whatever crisis they are facing for now.It's not the right to condemn and jearing at each other.We are just sailing in the same boat.

    Huyo brother aliyejigamba na Nakumat,hajui anachoongea.Sijui akifutilia news atarudi hapa kusema nini maanake ilikua inateketea 2 hours ago.

    Pia na sisi watanzania,tuache mijadala ambao utatuongezea laana,let's work hard
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Hate debate wandugu wa EA sii nzuri..sisi tu watu wamoja na damu moja!

    Kama tunaweza kuwasaidia chakula ndugu na jirani yetu wakati huu..ndo utu wa kujivunia..hata sisi mbona miaka ile 1990's tulipata njaa tena Mugabe akatusaidia?

    Hii debate ya namna hii haijengi misingi ya upendo na ujirani mwema EA!
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    Black Jesus JF-Expert Member

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    Pole zetu ziende kwa huyo mama maisha ni safari ndefu na kama hujafa basi hujaumbika Naimani jumuia ya east Africa itakamilisha mchakato na kutowa fursa kwa ndugu zetu wakikenya pamoja na sisi kuwekeza katika sehemu ya jumuia ukizingatia TANZANIA tunasehemu kubwa yene Ardhi ambayo bado haijaguswa kwa ushirikiano huo itawezesha maeneo hayo kufanyiwa kazi ikiwa nasi WATAZANIA au WAKENYA au watu wa sehemu nyingie na kupunguza hali kama hiyo kwa wananchi wa jumuia hii
  20. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    ...afadhali umesema weye!