Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki said Sunday that his government is committed to ensuring that there is enough food in the country to feed all Kenyans.
President Kibaki pointed out that the government has taken steps to implement both short and long-term measures that will ensure the country does not continue experiencing maize shortage.
"We are importing more maize so as to ensure Kenyans can easily access the commodity.
We are committed to ensuring that citizens have enough food," Kibaki said in eastern region where he also distributed relief maize to residents.
The President said the government is focusing on implementing water projects in the arid parts of the country including Yatta, Thika East and Thika West districts so as to provide sufficient water for domestic use and for irrigation.
"The provision of water for irrigation is a long term measure geared towards addressing food shortage," the Head of State said.
President Kibaki said the government is also working towards providing fertilizer and other farm inputs to farmers as a way of boosting food production in the country.
President said his government is implementing policies to create employment for the country's youth.
Emphasizing the importance of education in empowering the youth, President Kibaki once again urged parents to ensure their children acquire adequate education.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Uhuru Kenyatta assured Kenyans that as leaders they should rally behind the President in ensuring that Kenyans have enough food.
The Deputy Prime Minister called on leaders in the country to shelf personal interests and work together for the common good of the country.