More relief food for hard hit drought counties

The government is set to provide more ,to hunger stricken people following prolonged drought in arid areas.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS), Ms. Amina Mohamed said more dams would be dug and water trucking done to ease the drought effects.

The CS spoke while launching Inua Jamii programme in Isiolo town on Thursday accompanied by Irrigation Principal Secretary, Ms. Zainabu Hussein.

She asked the residents to elect President Uhuru Kenyatta for second time for his commitment to uplift northern Kenya people’s lives.

Mohamed said the government was addressing the effects of drought and assured pastoralist communities that more funds had been allocated to address the problem.

The CS urged the pastoralist communities to vote in Mr. Kenyatta for the sake of peace and development saying the government had initiated projects that ought to be completed in his second term in office.

She added that several schools had electricity connected and more to village levels at low costs unlike in the previous regimes.

Mohamed said the Jubilee administration has shown concern for the elderly by providing National Hospital Insurance Fund cards so that they can get free treatment at both public and private hospitals.

She appealed to the youth and women to take loans from Uwezo and Women enterprise funds in order to eradicate poverty at homesteads and increase country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Isiolo North MP, Joseph Samal challenged northern Kenya residents to rally behind the government instead of following the opposition that has nothing to offer them from their manifesto.

Samal added that the government had built sh.70 million polytechnic at Merti and was currently tarmacking 12.1km roads in Isiolo town and environs.

The MP urged security organs in the county to investigate inciting music being played by his opponents arguing it did not augur well with his supporters.

Source: Kenya News Agency