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If you don't see the bodies...

“So far, the government does not have an official report of a Kenyan that has died as a result of the hunger, We are asking anybody who has information of a confirmed death due to starvation to let us know; the government needs that information because it is very wrong for a Kenyan to die or starve whereas there is food in the country, Currently the government does not lack food to feed the hungry; we have set aside Sh10.5 billion shillings to feed Kenyans” Show us the Kenyans that have died of hunger and not just natural causes”

These are the words that shocked and angered the nation and even though they were uttered about two weeks ago at a weekly address to the nation they are continually being replayed on both radio and television stations, being used as a reference point for the government’s lack of preparedness, hopeless infrastructure and planning for a problem that was months even years in the making.

As the government and most especially it’s spin doctor Alfred Mutua continu…