Sen. Dullo raises red flag over embezzlement of relief funds as she distributes food aids in Isiolo
Isiolo County Senator camped in Isiolo over the weekend as she distributed food aids to families hit hard by the ravaging drought. The exercise was carried out in Oldonyiro, Gambela and Mabatini and the Senator has promised that it will be stretched to other parts of the County in the coming weeks.
Senator Dullo asked the County to account for the millions set aside for drought mitigation as the situation is now dire and no efforts is being made by the County Government. According to a recent report by Kenya Red Cross over 100,000 people in Isiolo are facing hunger. “The County Government needs to account for the money set aside for emergency as people are dying out of hunger”, said the Senator. The County Government had set aside about Ksh. 447M for emergency and there is no evidence of how the funds has been spent.
The Senator has also called on NGOs and other stakeholders to come on board and help the situation before people start dying. Malnutrition in children is also on the rise and something needs to be done soonest in order to save the situation.