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Over 4,000 vulnerable households receive food aid

The national government has distributed relief food to more than 4,000 vulnerable households in Mwingi central sub county.

Speaking during the exercise, Mwingi Central Deputy County Commissioner Catherine Njoroge said the food ration is expected to sustain the families for about two weeks, with the government expected to commence the second phase of relief food distribution any time soon.

The vulnerable families were selected from Waita, Mumbuni, Enziu, Kisama, Kasovo, Kivou and Musukuni wards of Mwingi Central, where 9,280 households are said to be in dire need of relief food.

Njoroge disclosed that all the targeted households received rice and beans to cushion them from the current hard economic times, occasioned by the prevailing drought in the area.

The deputy county commissioner and her team also distributed food to three special schools namely Mwingi, Waita and Kasina primary schools.

At the same time, she said that her office was working closely with other well-wishers in order to reach out to more vulnerable households.

Meanwhile, the deputy county commissioner has urged residents to embark on early planting during the ongoing short rains, noting that the government had already provided subsidized fertilizers for farmers across the country.

By Charles Matacho

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