Kenyan Professor Patrick Lumumba has asked the government to stop publicizing recipients of food donations.
Taking to his his socials, the eloquent lawyer who is also recognized as the former anti-corruption boss,said that showing people receiving food donations is dehumanizing and not good for their dignity but at the same selling the idea that the Government is indeed working.
“I am urging the Kenyan Government to stop distributing food under the glare of publicity because it dehumanizes and humiliates the recipients and glorifies the “giver”. We have dignified structures which should be used,” he posted on Twitter.
PLO’s concern comes a few days after the he took a swipe at President William Ruto’s government after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua requested Kenyans to contribute towards starving Kenyans.
Lumumba attached the amount of money the cabinet secretaries would donate if one per cent of their net worth was subtracted on Gachagua’s post that said;“I urge all Kenyans of goodwill to support this noble and humble appeal as we join sacrificially to the extent of our abilities.”
Cabinet Secretaries recently revealed at their vetting they are each worth hundreds of millions of shillings.
Gachagua had earlier on urged Kenyans to contribute towards feeding starving Kenyans in drought-stricken areas.
The Kenya Red Cross late last month distributed relief food in the North Eastern region with each of the 1080 families getting 25kgs of maize flour, 5kgs of beans, 1 litre of cooking oil and a kg of salt.