Kenya: belt tightening as hunger spreads–causes include violence, high world food prices, and drought

by IRIN News

Mary Mwelu, 90, had not had a meal in two days when this picture was taken on 20 January 2009 due to a food crisis that has gripped Kenya Photo: Julius Mwelu/IRIN

Ninety-year-old Mary Mwelu sits forlornly outside her daughter-in-law’s home in Makueni district, eastern Kenya, wondering when and where her next meal will come from. She last had some food – porridge – two days ago.