How hunger fund beneficiaries lost money to fraudsters – Seth Onyango

The Hunger Safety Net Programme was launched in 2013 in Kenya, to address poverty, hunger and vulnerability of the poor in four arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) counties of Turkana, Mandera, Marsabit and Wajir, through providing cash transfers. However, as Seth Emmanuel reveals, the Hunger fund may not be reaching the intended beneficiaries. In his investigative report, Seth reveals the desperate situation by locals in Turkana, who have missed out on the stipends expected from government, because of fraudsters.

In this investigative report, Seth highlights some irregularities that possibly lead to the loss of funds. Read more about this story which was first published by the People Daily Newspaper HERE.

Seth Onyango has been one of the participants under the Eye on Corruption project investigative journalists, who received an investigative grant to investigate and expose corruption. Seth together with Iqra Salah collaborated with two Swedish investigative Journalists, Carolina Jemsby and Nils Resare to investigate the cash transfer project in Turkana. The duo have since published their investigative piece in a Swedish Newspaper, available HERE (you will need to use google translate if non-Swedish), and Iqra also published her TV story, available here.




About Eye on Corruption Project

Eye on Corruption Global Network Project-phase III, aims to train and mentor journalists, enabling them to investigate systemic corruption within the government that is affecting provision of basic services like health and education, where women, children and other disadvantaged groups would mostly bear the brunt.

The third phase of the Eye on Corruption (EoC) Global Network project (2018-2019) is being implemented by the Action for Transparency team at  Transparency International Kenya (TI-K) and leading EoC investigative reporters (Nils Resare and Carolina Jemsby) and Fojo Media Institute, with continued support from Creative Force (Swedish Institute).