We are tired, Kenyans cry over drought, government in denial


Kenyans have taken to Social Media crying foul over poor governance and misuse of resources leading to current food shortage in over 12 Counties.

Under the Hashtag #WeCannotIgnore, Kenyans expressed anger and disappointment in the Jubilee government saying leaders have focused on politics and non issues while Kenyans are losing loved ones for lack of basic amenities.

This is after the government through Deputy President William Ruto continued to deny that lives have bene lost as a result of the ongoing drought.

 “I want to categorically state that the situation is better than last year and year before. We are in a better place in terms of vegetation, livestock and food prices.” He said at Harambee House.

Over 1.1 million people are already experiencing drought.

Here are some of the tweets:

Jamila Mohamed‏ @JamilaMohamed

#WeCannotIgnore the situation being witnessed is Kenya is cyclical, we will witness the same sad state of affairs again and again: What happened to early warning systems? The Meteorological Department says it gave numerous warnings about the delay in the start of the rain season.

Martin Wachira‏ @Martowachira What the Government will not tell you about Turkana! Current situation, we cannot ignore what our fellow Kenyans are going through #WeCannotIgnore #BeyondPressConfrences #Turkanadrought @NyangePatience @chweyaaa @Ali_Manzu @RoncliffeOdit

Williams Junior‏ @WilliamMwangiJr

We will solve food related travesties in this country the day we all walk out of the comfort of our sitting rooms, newsrooms, conferences and trainings and go to the ground where real issues affect those lying and sleeping hungry today. #WeCannotIgnore

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Without an iota of doubt or shame, James Oduor of National Disaster Management Authority says Kenyans haven’t died from drought but diseases;#WeCannotIgnore the situation is dire no matter how dismissive. Show humanity & save lives.The photos were taken yesterday by a scribe.

Martin Wachira‏ @Martowachira3

The Gv’t needs to come up with policies and programs as lasting solutions for drought in this country! 8 years on we can’t be tackling a similar problem yearly ! Shameful, dispeakable and embarrassing #WeCannotIgnore #BeyondPressConfrences #Turkanadrought

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