Elani performing Mahindi (2018). Co-written by Meshack Otieno.
Message from Elani:
"According to Kenya’s National Food and Nutrition Security Policy (2012), more 10 million Kenyans suffer from chronic food insecurity and poor nutrition. Between 2 and 4 million people require emergency food assistance at any given time. Nearly 30% of Kenya’s children are undernourished and micro-nutrient deficiencies are widespread. The Constitution of Kenya recognizes that each one of us has a right to adequate food. Despite our constitutional commitment, national legislation, policy and practice fail to implement and monitor solutions to food security. We need to change the course of action from chronic hunger, industrial agriculture and food aid, to a discussion about food rights and accountability. We cannot let our people starve to death and not raise our voices against it. Life and death. We cannot be quiet about it. And it's time we discuss it. We are taking a stand against the politics of food, because it is immoral that the benchmark for life rests on the threshold of survival. Let this song spark a conversation and open up the minds and hearts of all Kenyans to speak out against this chronic food security problem that is crippling our nation. Let's all come together and work towards realising our human right to food for every man,woman and child. Special mention & acknowledgement to the Route To Food Alliance for joining and helping us push this agenda. For more insight, information and how to join us. Click on the link below. https://www.routetofood.org/"