Kenya gets 55,000 Metric Tonnes of Rice from China as Gift

CS Devolution Mwangi Kiunjuri CS Devolution Mwangi Kiunjuri

By The Coast Reporter

Kenya has received 55,000 metric tonnes of rice worth kshs. 2.4b from China to avert food crisis in the country.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri confirmed the rice consignments arrived at Mombasa Port last week was a gift to Kenya from the Chinese Government.

Kiunjuri said the rice will be distributed as relief food to hunger stricken Kenyans across the country.

"The rice is now being cleared at the port and by next week, the government will start distributing them to Kenyans who are suffering from hunger across the country. This is relief food, it will be given out to Kenyans free" Kiunjuri told reporters in Mombasa during a meeting with Mombasa businessmen from the Gema community.

China is among the leading donors to Kenya and has been involved in major development projects in the country including SGR.




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