By Wanja Waweru
Patrick Lumumba, a Kenyan professor, has asked the government to stop identifying those who receive food contributions.
In a post on his social media, Lumumba, a previous leader in the fight against corruption, claims that it is disrespectful to people to show them collecting food contributions.
He said on Twitter: “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.”
The article was published shortly after the eloquent lawyer attacked President William Ruto’s administration after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua asked Kenyans to help feed malnourished Kenyans.
Lumumba stated, “If 1% of the cabinet secretaries’ net worth were deducted, they would donate the following amount:” I urge all Kenyans of goodwill to support this noble and humble appeal as we join sacrificially to the extent of our abilities.”