Catholic Church calls for aid to hunger stricken Kenyans


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The Catholic Church is appealing to Kenyans to help people in hunger-stricken regions.

Speaking during an event to mark Easter, Likoni  catholic bishop Henry Ndune said Christians should celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ by ensuring that no Kenyan will lose life as a result of hunger.

The catholic church has sustained its call for Kenyans to embrace the spirit of giving during the easter season.

Speaking at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church in  Mtongwe  as the faithful commemorated the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, Likoni catholic bishop  Ndune said Kenyans should unite and stand in solidarity with fellow citizens especially in regions that have been hit hard by the prolonged drought.

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He said Christians, in particular, must emulate Jesus Christ crucifixion by helping the needy and making sure no one dies for lack of food.

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Separately, a group of farmers in Machakos county have embarked on indigenous chicken rearing in a bid to counter poverty and hunger as a result of the drought being experienced in parts of the country.

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The group known as ‘ Umiisyo wa Ngoleni’  is now appealing to the government to offer them more training on sustainability of the venture.

The dry season is here again when most parts of the country are experiencing severe drought.

Crops have failed because of changing rain patterns had impacted negatively on crop farming and farmers are counting losses.

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The farmers embarked on this venture in a bid sustain their families. It is a profitable venture and now they are hungry for more information on how to reap more.

The farmers at the same time are pleading with the national government to open a widow for duty free importation of yellow maize as it is  a key component in formulating animal feeds .


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