By Bwire Marvin.
Makueni residents have called for the completion of the proposed Thwake dam. The residents believe that the dam will be more useful to them than the relief food they often get during times of famine.
They residents were speaking when Ahadi Kenya Trust CEO Stanley Kamau distributed relief food to a targeted 2,000 households at Kitise Market in Makueni Constituency.
The event had been organized by Ahadi Kenya in conjunction with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) which saw more people than had been targeted turn up to get the food rations.
Lucky residents who managed to get a share of the food took home a kilogramme of maize, beans, flour, and a litre of cooking oil.
The intervention was too little and came too late according to speakers at the event who called for more sustainable interventions, key among them irrigation.
“Instead of giving us relief food that we cannot depend on, the government should work on the proposed Thwake Dam,” said Mr. Stephen Kioko, to a loud applause from the residents.
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