Wala Mbwa kutokana na Ukame Kenya

Image caption Kitoweo cha nyama ya Mbwa ni nadra sana Afrika Mashariki

Kisa cha kusikitisha kimeripotiwa kutokea katika jimbo la Turkana ambapo mwanamke mmoja mkongwe alilazimika kupikia familia yake nyama ya Mbwa kutokana na uhaba wa chakula unaokumba eneo hilo.

Hali mbaya ya ukame imesababisha uhaba wa chakula na kuwalazimu baadhi ya wakaazi ambao ni wafugaji wa kuhamahama kula nyama ya Mbwa.

Tukio hilo limeripotiwa katika eneo la Kakuma ambapo akina mama wawili walipatikana wakikaanga kitoweo cha nyama ya Mbwa.

Chifu wa eneo hilo Cosmus Nakaya amethibitishia BBC tukio hilo ambapo, wanawake wawili walikamatwa katika eneo hilo ambalo ni hifadhi kwa maelfu ya wakimbizi kutoka Somalia,wakikaanga kitoweo cha nyama hiyo tayari kuwalisha watoto.

Mama Akaran Aparo, mwenye umri wa miaka 73, aliambia maafisa kuwa alilazimika kupikia familia yake nyama hiyo kwani hakutaka kuiba Mbuzi au Kuku wa mtu kisha akamatwe na kufikishwa mahakamani.

Aidha Mama Aparo aliwaambia waandishi wa habari kwamba yeye hulazimika kusafiri umbali wa kilomita 3 kutafuta chakula katika kambi ya Kakuma ingawa hurejea na kidogo sana au wakati mwingine kukosa hata hicho kidogo.

Mama huyo alisema kuwa yeye hutegemea chakula cha msaada kwani anaishi na wajukuu wake watano ambao wazazi wao walifariki.

Anasema yeye hupokea chakula cha msaada lakini hajapokea chochote tangu mwezi Septemba mwaka jana.

Jimbo la Turkana ni kame sana ingawa hivi karibuni kumekuwa na habari njema kutoka katika jimbo hilo kwani visima vya mafuta vimepatikana pamoja na visima vya maji vilivyo chini ya ardhi.

Utajiri huu unatarajiwa kuboresha maisha ya wenyeji ingawa hadi mavuno yatakapoanza kupatikana ndipo faida zitakapoanza kudhihirika kwa wenyeji wa jimbo hilo.

Efforts to get the government to send food have been futile,” she said.

I didn’t want my grandchildren to keep suffering

She said that on her way to Kakuma, she spotted a dog which had made a shelter and given birth to five puppies. “I picked two for our meal as I didn’t want my grandchildren to keep suffering.”

Ms Aparo said she hit the puppies on the head and roasted them traditionally without removing the skin.

Her friend and age-mate, Ms Eregae, said she was too weak to go round begging for food from hotels.

“My friend called me and said she had prepared a meal which we shared,” she said.

Eyewitness Peter Lomiyana said he saw two roasted dogs in the house and called the police.

“They asked me why the police were arresting them for the roasted dogs in the house when they had already eaten two.” Said area District Officer Samuel Osodo while appealing for relief: “Vulnerable children and women urgently need relief aid.”