20-10-2016 by redazione
Hunger is back in Magarini district, Mambrui hinterland.
There are many fields owned by local communities in the villages that are out of grain stocks and there is no money to buy the packaged.
Corn flour, you know, is the staple food of the Giriama families livelihood of the Kenyan coast. They act at the same time as bread and pottage, often accompanied only by essential gravies, composed of tomato sauce and herbs.
In the best cases, by beans or meat of adult bovine belly.
In the village of Magarini last Monday was triggered a protest by citizens. They ask help from the County Government.
Governor Amason Kingi, by the way is a native of Magarini and from them the countrymen expect special help, even in view of the election campaign that should confirm it at the head of even the County for the next four years.
It is estimated that throughout the County of Kilifi are over 250,000 people living under the power of sustenance threshold, composed of at least a regular lunch daily. Inland from the capital of the County, in recent days they have been distributed food staples by the International Red Cross, with funding from the UK and Finland.
"The government sent resources - said the Prefect Joseph Keter - but we expect more aid to improve the situation."
The situation starts to get serious. The drought and the decline of tourism on the Kenyan coast have created a terrible mix of poor harvests and lost earnings that has devastated entire families of inland villages.
The internal road from Mambrui to Marafa will soon be paved. Marafa is the large village famous for Hell's Kitchen, canyon that has always been a tourist attraction for its colors and the contrast with the African nature.
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