By Anne Chepkorir
Kenyans were on Friday treated to a drama after a Chinese firm donated beer to residents of Tiaty Baringo County.
The residents had gathered each hoping to get a share of the relief food delivered to them by a Chinese Company, Ghuanshan International Mining Company Limited; Their banner read, “Relief food to Tiaty, committee to save life.”Minutes after 20 cartons of beer and 24 cans were handed over to the locals for distribution, a fight ensued between them each seeking to get the lions share.
The scramble began shortly after local leaders including area Member of Parliament William Kamket left.
The elderly and children were left watching while the youth scrambled for the donation
Some people managed to walk away with a carton of Tsingtao beer while others carried it in jerrycans of cooking oil.The school playground turned into a battlefield as clouds of dust rose as if to cover the events.The bags of maize were torn in the process and people had to pick the grains, dirt was a non-issue here.