The United Nations is seeking to double its food aid for Kenya in order to feed at least 4 million people amid "a catastrophic decline in the food security," said Burkard Oberle, WFP's representative in the East African nation. A report by the

quoted Oberle as saying, "We will have to stretch our assistance from 2.1 million people to anywhere between four and 4.8 million in the worst case scenario." The move comes a week after President Mwai Kibaki appealed for USD400 million in foreign aid to assist 10 million people suffering from food shortages.

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