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EDITORIAL: More should be done to resolve food crisis - 2 weeks ago, 21:05

Editorial

It is no surprise that the country is facing a food crisis due to the failed rains.

The nagging question in many Kenyans’ minds is what the government is going to do to mitigate against the current situation.

While the failed rains have not spared other East African states, Kenyans are seeking assurances that the measures adopted by their government will not end up hurting them.

One worrying trend is that with the failed rains will come food shortages and high food prices, which will only end up hurting the common man at the grassroots.

The US government’s Famine Early Warning System last week warned that poor households will significantly experience greater shortages of food.

It also said that conditions in pastoral areas of Kenya are expected to deteriorate.

Acute malnutrition is expected to become more prevalent in many households as a result of the failed rains.

According to the agency, maize harvests in Kenya are ...
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