Residents of Munyu, Muguga, Ngoliba, Gatuanyaga, Kalimoni and Ndeiya areas in Kiambu County are staring hunger in the face following a total crop failure.The situation has been aggravated by a shortfall of rainfall during the long rains.

It is now apparent that these people need to be provided with relief food so as to avoid any deaths occuring due to hunger especially the families with school going children so that students don’t miss classes due to hunger as schools re-open for third term

This season, the county government supplied them with fertiliser and seeds but later banned them from using piped water for irrigation. In the last planting season, farmers incurred great losses after their crops dried up due to lack of rains.