Hunger in Baringo: Chinese firm gives beer

TurkanaA woman drinks a can of beer that accompanied relief from Ghuanshan International Mining Company Limited. Looking on is Tiaty MP William Kamket.

A Chinese company caused a stir Katikit village in Baringo County after donating beer as part of food aid to starving residents.

The residents had gathered at Katikit Primary school to get a share of the relief food delivered Ghuanshan International Mining Company Limited.

Drama started after the company handed over 20 cartons of beer and 24 cans for distribution to the locals.

The residents wrestled each other as they scrambled for beer immediately local leaders left.

The elderly and children were left watching while the youth scrambled for the donation.

Some people managed to walk away with a carton of Tsingtao beer while others carried it in jerrycans of cooking oil.

The company also donated three hundred bags of maize and 20 ten-litre cans of cooking oil

Khan Ke, the director of the company said they decided to donate beer since they realized locals liked beer.

“We decided to include beer in the food donation after we realised they like beer,” said Khan Ke.

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