Displaced Kenya farmers add to food woes

MOMBASSA, Kenya (CNN) — Kennedy Ombuki is a farmer. In normal times, he grows corn, maize, potatoes and peas on the green slopes near Molo. “They were export peas,” he says proudly.

But these are not normal times in Kenya, and Ombuki is bitter.

He is a refugee in his own country. “It is indeed sad to live in this camp when I have my farm. I am a beggar now,” he says outside his tent in a displaced camp in Molo town, on the edge of the Rift Valley.

He had to flee when a rival tribe raided his farm. They stole his corn and torched the fields. They even tore the tin roof off the house to sell as scrap metal. Video Watch Ombuki explain his plight »

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By CNN correspondent David McKenzie

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