Over 1.3 million Kenyans are facing severe hunger despite the country having over seven national irrigation schemes. There exists many more irrigation projects in 34 out of 47 counties. Presently, the national stores have only 731,000 bags of maize yet 4 million bags are needed to feed those starving. Is there any correlation between irrigation schemes and food security considering that some of the national irrigation schemes are in areas worst hit by food shortage?

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  • What are these irrigation schemes for? Are they actually meant to feed the local population, or are they cash crops for export? I suspect mostly the latter, in which case, seems the best land is being used to mint money for a few people, rather than feeding the majority…