Chiefs and their assistants have been warned against diverting relief food for hunger-stricken families


Chiefs and their assistants have been warned against diverting relief food for hunger-stricken families.

Nyatike South DCC Mr. Daniel Ouma Migose said the food distributed to the must be given to needy families adversely affected by drought ravaging the region. 

He ordered the administrators to avail the list of the beneficiaries and their contacts so that the randomly call to confirm if those handling the relief food have made sure it gets to the intended persons.

While witnessing the release of the 560 bags of rice and beans to over 2,200 families in Nyatike South subcounty comprising of Kaler ward, Got Kachola and Muhuru wards, Migose said the food will go a long way in mitigating the drought effects and appealed to other organizations to direct their energies on assisting the residents. 

Kaler MCA Thomas Akungo said the formed committee will guide on the priority groups and areas and ensure transparency in the exercise. 

His Muhuru ward counterpart Lawrence Magubo said they are keen and will be monitoring the whole exercise closely saying that any issue that will be reported related to diversion of food will be dealt with firmly. 

The Kaler residents were equally happy saying they have missed food for days thus the consignment will greatly improve their lives. 

Information, Communications and The Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eliud Owalo on Friday launched food distribution in Nyanza region targeting more than 60,000 homesteads in Nyatike Constituency of Migori County alone.

He explained that the government had set agenda of economic development meant to address agricultural production, mining, and the fishing sector in the Lake basin region.

The Sub County was allocated a total of 1680 bags of rice and beans that will serve an estimated population of 60,000 in Nyatike South and the larger Nyatike Constituency.