Kilifi, KENYA: Over 8,000 KCSE and KCPE candidates in Ganze, Kaloleni and Magarini in Kilifi county, will benefit from school feeding aid courtesy of the county government leadership.
Speaking during the flag off of 9,136 bags of maize and beans on Friday, Governor Amason Kingi revealed that his government is determined to feed candidates from hard hit areas during the exam period.
“My government has taken upon itself to feed our candidates from over 120 schools in most affected areas in our county. We don’t want our candidates under performing due to hunger pangs as they sit for their exams.” Said governor Kingi
Apart from food stuff, the county government will also be supplying schools with water.
The Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education exams are set to kick off next week on Teusday 2nd November and end on 4th November.
Kingi also called on all leaders to chip in and assist the situation, asking them to stop the in fights and side shows that have been witnessed since the calamity befell the county.
“It’s a shame that some leaders have been blaming their fellow leaders, worrying hungry people with their empty rhetoric; without providing a single solution yet they are leaders.” Said Kingi
Meanwhile, Kilifi county government has written to the Water and Irrigation ministry demanding release of over 50,000 bags of maize harvested in GARANA/ KURARU irrigation scheme
Kingi warned that his county was ready to buy the whole storage in case the ministry finds it impossible to release the food which according to him, should have been used to feed Kilifi hunger stricken residents, but instead the government has decided to withhold it regardless of the hunger situation in the county.