The Times of Tanzania
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Despite Being at War with Russia: Ukraine Donates 30,000 tons of wheat to Kenya

Despite being at war with Russia, Ukraine has managed to send to Kenya more than 30,000 tons of wheat as food aid.

Kenyan Vice President, Rigathi Gachagua who officially received the shipment said the wheat will be distributed among 5.4 million Kenyans who badly food assistance.

While wheat is a welcome consignment, most Kenyans would however rather maize, their major staple as far as food is concerned.

Recently thousands of Kenya, incited by the main opposition leaders took onto the streets protesting against the rising costs of living demanding that the government of the new President William Ruto do something about it or be sent packing out of the state house.

Following the ongoing spell of drought and famine, millions of Kenyans are in dire need of food due to failed harvests.

The wheat donation from Ukraine was accomplished through the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Several other countries have been pooling in food relief assistance to Kenya.

Norway, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium and the United Kingdom, are some of the countries that have been stepping in to assist Kenyans from hunger.

Through the food relief program more than 140,000 tons of wheat have so far been dispatched to a number of African Countries since November 2022.

Kenya, Tanzania and other Eastern African countries have for the last two years been suffering from drought.

While Tanzania crops have not suffered as much as Kenya, the latter experienced massive deaths of livestock and wild animals in the Northern Zone regions of Arusha and Manyara.

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