CS Kariuki distributes relief food to residents of Kiritiri
CS Kariuki distributes relief food to residents of Kiritiri.
Kiritiri, Mbeere South Sub- County
Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Mrs. Sicily Kariuki on Thursday distributed relief food from the government to needy families from Mbeere South at Kiritiri Market.
CS Kariuki urged the county administration to exercise fairness and give priority to On the government’s preparedness to manage disasters, CS Kariuki said elaborate measurers are being put in place to ensure that no one goes without a meal
The relief food comprised of 500 bags of maize, 101 bags of beans, 300 bags of rice, and 50 cartons of cooking fat, fortified food for babies and the aged.
The CS was informed by the County Commissioner Ms Esther Maina that there are about 83,000 families affected by the famine and assured that the government had put in place mitigation measures to cushion them from the effects of hunger.
CS Kariuki also monitored the progress of the ongoing voter registration drive in the area and expressed her satisfaction with the large number of youths and women who turned out to enlist as voters in the area.
She advised the residents to abandon their attitude of turning out in the last minute and instead register now to avoid the last day rush.
“Our people need to realize that this is about your future. By not registering, it means you are an enemy of democracy,” said the CS.
She appealed to the IEBC to deploy more clerks in anticipation of the large numbers expected in the remaining two weeks before the exercise is concluded.
Earlier speaking to the county administration officials in Embu town, CS Kariuki expressed her discomfort to the slow pace of the exercise reminding them of their collective responsibility to ensure the success of the registration drive.
Calling on them to adopt different approaches to increase the numbers, CS Kariuki asked them to change their strategies and do what is right so as to attract large numbers.
“It is imperative that you operate as a team coordinating the mobilization efforts to make the exercise a success,” she added
Advising them to be non-partisan, Mrs. Kariuki clarified that she is not interested in seeking any elective position in the county and was only performing her duties as a Cabinet Secretary and also a leader from the area.