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Kabogo reacts after 2 Kenyans die of hunger

Martin Murigi
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Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo at a past event. [Source/William Kabogo]

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has expressed annoyance over increasing cases of theft of public resources in the country.

Reacting to reports that two people have died of hunger and thousands were facing starvation in Turkana County, Kabogo criticised individuals who steal from public coffers and asked God to punish them.

A man and a woman died of hunger last week in Turkana Central Constituency and according to the Daily Nation, more than 1.2 million people in the area are in urgent need of food.

"I wonder what those who loot public money feel when they see people dying of hunger. May the wrath of God be upon them," the former county boss tweeted on Friday.

The severe drought in Turkana has caused alarm and some politicians such as NARC-Kenya party leader Martha Karua have pointed an accusing finger at the area Governor Josephat Nanok.

"Methinks each county has a responsibility to closely monitor its peoples' needs and call for interventions by national government if need be. Governor Nanok's government appear to have failed," Karua said.

However, Nanok has distanced himself from the blame saying the situation has been worsened by lack of rainfall and locust infestation in the irrigated areas.

He added his administration has initiated various efforts to save residents from starvation.

"Martha Karua and many others following. The drought situation is severe now worsened by high temps (45 Celsius) and locust invasion. Last couple of months CG (County Government) increased water drilling and tankering, prepared irrigation fields etc.. Food distribution targets 800k persons ongoing and at 65 per cent," the county boss noted on Wednesday.

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