Why the five year multi-million dollar nutrition plan is not solving Kenya’s malnutrition problem

In this photo of Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 and made available Wednesday, Aug.10, 2011,  a mother puts her severely malnourished child in a specially made bag for weighing children under five  at Kakuma mission hospital in Kenya's northern Turkana region, one of the most remote and marginalized areas in the country.  Drought in the horn of Africa has caused the deaths of more than five people in Turkana,  Kenya and has raised the cases of malnutrition among children. (AP Photo/ Tom Odula)

A five-year multi-million dollar plan to address malnutrition in Kenya will end in 2017 and leave thousands of children still suffering from malnourishment. The US and UK funded plan does not address the root causes of malnutrition which include recurrent droughts, famine, floods and poverty. Due to the lack of…

Antony Langat

Anthony Langat is a freelance journalist based in Kenya and specializes in reporting on human rights issues, governance, security and climate change.