KENYA’S SAMBURU HIT BY PROLONGED DROUGHT; 200,000 AFFECTED

Over 200,000 people in Kenya’s Samburu county are in dire need of relief food following prolonged drought that has hit the area.

Samburu East Legislator Raphael Letimalo says the most affected are the elderly and children who cannot travel for long distances and wants the government to act before the situation gets out of hand.

Residents have been forced to depend on relief food to keep them going.

The last rains in the area was witnessed in March and long spells of drought has made things worse for the population.

Raphael Letimalo says over 70% of the residents are now in need of relief assistance and wants the national and the county government to come to their rescue.

The MP noted that if government does not move with speed the situation might get out of hand.

The most affected areas include Engilai, Londung’okwe, Ngutukonyiron, Sere Olipi, Kom, Masapaleu, Ngwantome and Lelaiti.

Letimalo is also calling on herders who have migrated with their animals to neighboring counties to maintain peace as they look for pasture.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK