DP Gachagua appeals to Kenyans to contribute a percentage of their salary to the government drought response kitty.
The second in command, Dp Gachagua appeals to Kenyans to dig into their pockets and help the government in drought mitigation.
The deputy president stated that the officers of the law; Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and the National Youth Service (NYS) will contribute their day salary to the initiative.
The DP stated,”We appeal to Kenyans of goodwill to contribute a percentage of their salaries to a pay bill number that will be established soon to contribute to the drought response kitty.”
“Our men and women in the KDF have offered to fore gi a one-day salary to contribute to the drought response kitty,” he added.
He further appealed to counties experiencing surplus food production, to contribute some of the food to the less privileged counties.
He stated,”We appeal to Kenyans in food surplus counties to help contribute to drought-affected areas.”
“Many Kenyans are suffering and we are making this appeal to help them. No Kenyan should die from hunger when others have surplus food,” Gachagua added.
Speaking at the national steering drought response commissioning, he also issued a warning to con artists, who are conning Kenyans in these hard times.
He stated,“Taking advantage of the drought situation to con people money when people are hungry and dying is ungodly and unacceptable.”
The deputy president however, stated that the governor has put measures in place for drought mitigation, including an expected Ksh57.5 billion ($472 million) in funding to help the over 4.3 million Kenyans.