Duale calls out Kenya Red Cross on missing billions

Written By: Nancy Okware

Duale calls out Kenya Red Cross on missing billions

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale wants the Kenya Red Cross to account for billions of shillings Kenyans raised during the previous drought appeal.

Daule said Kenya Red Cross like any institution must be accountable to the people of Kenya and tell them how the money raised in the Kenyans for Kenya initiative in 2011 was utilized.

Duale has taken issue with the Kenya Red Cross Society, for seeking financial assistance from Kenyans for drought victims before accounting for billions contributed during the previous appeal.

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The majority leader is accusing Red Cross of using the situation in the country to fleece Kenyans.

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“No single cent will be contributed before accountability,” said Duale.

Duale claimed that the national government gave the Kenya Red Cross  1 billion shillings to construct houses for flood victims in Budalangi, Tana River, Garissa, and Meru during last year’s floods but to date no single house has been built.

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The Garissa town legislator also took issue with the county governments of the affected counties for doing little to mitigate the current drought.

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Duale’s sentiment came as Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko promised to donate food to the hunger-stricken families in West Pokot once every month.

Sonko who was in the village of Nasukuta in Pokot South with six trucks of relief food said it was unfortunate that some people are dying of hunger yet Kenya has enough food to feed her population.





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