Breaking News : Kenya Ranked Amongst Top 50 HUNGRIEST In The World.

As parts of the country grapple with famine a new report has ranked Kenya as among the worst nations in feeding its citizens.

Published last week, the Global Hunger Index (GHI), a report from Welthungerhilfe, the International Food Policy Research Institute and Concern Worldwide, shows that Kenya has serious levels of hunger, even as malnutrition is declining around the world.

With a score of 21.9 in Global Hunger Index, Kenya is ranked among the top 50 countries failing to provide their people with enough food.

Kenya is ranked marginally ahead of conflict-prone Iraq which has a score of 22 and is outpaced by Egypt with a score of 13.7 which has in recent years been faced by conflict.

The level of hunger globally is still high despite the progress made since 2000, says the report.

It shows that hunger in developing countries has dropped by 29 per cent since the year 2000, but there are still at least 800 million people worldwide who do not have enough food.

“Ending global hunger is certainly possible, but it’s up to all of us that we set the priorities right to ensure that governments, the private sector and civil society devote the time and resources necessary to meet this important goal,” said Shenggen Fan, director-general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), who calculated the scores.

The report shows that progress in the fight against hunger was unstable and uneven, with some regions improving at a faster rate than others.
It highlights that 20 countries, including Rwanda, Cambodia, and Myanmar, had a strong reduction in their hunger levels, in part due to stabilisation following conflicts.

However, 50 countries still had alarming hunger levels, with places such as the Central African Republic having shown scarce progress.

The IFPRI’s aim is to eradicate world hunger by 2030, an initiative that is being worked on by many NGOs across the globe.

“We have the technology, knowledge and resources to achieve that vision. What is missing is both the urgency and the political will to turn commitments into action,” says Dominic MacSorley, chief executive, Concern Worldwide , an NGO that works with the IFPRI.

The GHI looks at four parameters to calculate its figures: the proportion of the population that is undernourished, the number of children suffering from wasting (low weight for their age), the number of children suffering from stunting (low height for their age) as well as the mortality rate for children under five.

The report corroborates recent reports which show many Kenyans face starvation for lack of food. Drought in various parts of the country has left hundreds of thousands of people on the brink of starvation.

Locals in affected areas have called for the government to do more as residents have been forced to move to other counties in search of food.

About 1.3 million Kenyans are facing famine following inadequate rains this year, the government has said recently. “There is a water shortage and increased risk of malnutrition.

As a result, 1.3 million people in Asal (arid and semi-arid lands) counties are in need of relief food,” Devolution and National Planning Cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri told a press conference at the Treasury.

waah!!! if you get off to such news you must be one miserable human being.

Now kindly break that information into Counties and we’ll be able to determine which of our Governors are putting devolution money for the good of the their people.
Remember drought is never the problem…it’s what we do with our food surpluses in times of plenty that defines whether we know what we’re doing or it’s all about “MBWA”…
Things like water harvesting, reducing post harvest losses, planting drought resistant and drought escaping plants, value addition of primary produce…
these go along way towards ensuring people never go hungry even when the rains fail us.
If Joseph did it eons ago…what is stopping us from doing it today given that we have better technology as well as knowledge collected over the years.

And i still wonder why the fuck the government still holds onto North Eastern province…si waiachilie tu ikuwe somalia…that area has no economic value…it just produces morons and releases them to this side…mtu ka bingwa seriously…NKT

Mbona haujanitag, meffi

According to a government situation report, all the 23 Asal counties are adversely affected. The most affected include four in the Coast region — Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River and Taita-Taveta. Others are Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, Marsabit, Makueni, Kitui and Samburu. Both Mr Kiunjuri and his Treasury counterpart Henry Rotich played down the alarm over the famine.

“There is no report of any Kenyan who has died of hunger. We would like to assure all Kenyans that the government is on top of the situation and will ensure that the necessary help reaches the most needy on time,” Mr Kiunjuri said.

I’ll tell you this and for free…the four Coast Counties should not be on that list, more so Kilifi, Tana River and Kwale…heck, Even Taita taveta! Just visit those areas and you’ll see what I’m talking about. These areas have immense potential in terms of crop and livestock production. Opportunities for value addition also abound. These Counties have not even exploited their great potential to produce cassava and exploit it’s value chain right from the raw cassava to floor to starch to ethanol…

I bet jubilee withheld the rain too.
Latest scandal: Jubilee withholds over 1trillion cubic meters of rain causing drought.

Could it have been diverted to the Ultra secret Northern Collector Tunnel?

Probably it has already been diverted and drank at Uhuru’s secret housing project.