Kenya Sends Food to Somalia as DP Rigathi Urges Kenyans to Assist Drought-affected Families.
Kenyans have been perplexed by recent actions by President William Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi. On November 4, the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) reported that President William Ruto had dispatched a military plane carrying food to neighboring Somalia, shortly after which Deputy President Rigathi Gachagau appealed to Kenyans to come out and donate food to the drought-stricken families.
“We feel the pain that our brothers and sisters in Somalia are feeling and we are grateful to President William Ruto for this initiative which will help alleviate the suffering of our neighbors,” Colonel Victor Kang’ethe stated.
Kenyans have questioned why would President William Ruto donate food to drought-affected families in Somalia yet in Kenya, several counties were suffering from drought as had been aired by several media houses.
In addition to the food distribution to Somalia, Kang'ethe reported that President William Ruto had also ordered that the citizens in Somalia would be redistributed with medical services to help them.
According to Kenyans, it would be more appropriate if president William Ruto would be able to deal with the issues affecting Kenyans first before going ahead to help the Somalis.
The shipment was received at the Aden Abdulle airport by Somali Minister of Health Dr Alihaji Abubakar, his Minister of Information counterpart Daudi Awess, and Kenya's ambassador to Somalia, Thomas Chepkuto.
“We thank President Ruto for responding positively and urgently to the call for assistance by our President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, noting that the closeness between the two nations is crucial in the pursuit of peace and security in Somalia,” Daudi stated.