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Kenyans Diss Magical Kenya Opens With Turkana Starvation Photos

Kenyans have reacted to the Magical Kenya opens event that has been happening this weekend.

Kenyans took to social media to criticise the government for neglecting the escalating cases of starvation-related deaths in Turkana and Baringo counties.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, CS’s Amina Mohammed and Najib Balala graced the event, in which an Italian Guido Migliozzi on won the 2019 Magical Kenya Open tournament at Karen Country Club.

The 22-year-old will pocket the top prize of Ksh20.5 million.

Here are some reactions from Kenyans online:

Also on the receiving end of Kenyans’ bile was Turkana governor Josphat Nanok who was accused of neglecting his county people despite receiving more funds than 98 per cent of other counties including relief funds.

Read: Nyabururu Girls Suffer Food Poisoning, Parents Barred Access to Ailing Students

Several people have been reported dead in Baringo and Turkana counties, with Turkana taking the lead.

Three days ago, a woman who had gone to burn charcoal hoping to get money for food was found dead.

“A woman from Lodoket-Engol village was on March 5 found dead six kilometres from Kang’irisae centre, where she had gone to burn charcoal, which she hoped to sell to buy food,” said Kang’irisae Location Senior Chief John Ekwar.

It is reported that at least 800,000 of the county’s 1.2 million people in the six constituencies need food urgently, or face starvation.

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Francis Muli

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.
Email: mulifranc2@gmail.com

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