Last week President Uhuru Kenyatta received a backlash from angry Kenyans after the famous ‘dab’ dance he did with FBI crew that went viral on social media.
Social media users were furious with the President for wasting his time doing latest dance styles while the country is in crisis.
For the first time wile fighting a crisis, ODM leader Raila Odinga has proposed on possible reliable measures that can help solve the disaster facing the country.
In a detailed proposal, ODM leader Raila Odinga submitted the following proposal to President Uhuru kenyatta;
1. The State must mop up all the food that some of our farmers are still holding on to in anticipation of higher prices. The National Cereals and Produce Board must be instructed to buy such produce at a minimum of Ksh 4000. This should yield reasonable amounts of food to be distributed immediately as relief.
2. Immediately set up emergency feeding and medical centres in the most afflicted areas to which Kenyans facing starvation should be moved into and catered for. It is not of much assistance to drop dry rations to people on the verge of death and ask them to prepare food. A lot of these Kenyans are too weak to even cook.
3. Forge a working partnerships with the civil society, community based organisations and non-governmental organisations. These organisations usually have faster response times than government bureaucracy and will save more people in dire situations than government administrators. Civil society organizations that deal with disaster also have better trained personnel to handles the most extreme of cases.
4. Immediately establish a record keeping system of pastoralists stocks and the animals they lose in the drought. Restocking these herds must be the first priority when the rains return. Drought relief must be about both the saving of lives and the saving of livelihoods.