After the Kenyan government started a feeding program in schools, parents, particularly in drought-stricken counties, can now exhale with relief.
The program was introduced on Wednesday, November 2, at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu (KICD).
According to Machogu, the government has taken steps to ensure that food gets to schools in areas affected by famine and drought.
Inter-ministerial and inter-governmental initiatives will be used to accomplish this.
In order to make sure that the food is delivered to the right schools and recipients, various ministries and government organizations will work together.
The CS thanked all of the donors and well-wishers and urged them to keep supporting the government by giving food to hungry Kenyans.
KICD CEO Prof. Charles Ong’ondo and departing PS Basic Education Julius Jwan were in attendance with Machogu at the launch.
Ten counties in Kenya are now negatively impacted by the drought.
Isiolo, Mandera, Samburu, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi, Turkana, Wajir, Laikipia, Tana River, and Marsabit are among them. The counties have been chosen for emergency assistance through several food relief initiatives.
Additionally, the counties of Embu, Garissa, Kitui, Makueni, Meru, Narok, Nyeri, Taita Taveta, Kwale, and Kilifi are suffering from alarming (but not severe) drought.
The government has categorized Baringo, West Pokot, and Lamu as experiencing typical drought periods.
Beginning on Wednesday, November 2, schools in the aforementioned counties anticipate receiving assistance supplies from the government.