A report conducted by World Vision states that two million people in Kenya suffer from hunger and starvation.
The crisis is attributed to the lack of rain in several parts of that country, leading to severe drought.
The global charity organization further stated that more than seven million people across six countries in East Africa near starvation.
According to the report, climate crisis, conflict, and Covid-19 to be blamed for the current situation.
This development comes after the government of Kenya put ten counties on high alert for drought. They include Marsabit, Mandera, Garissa, Wajir, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Samburu, Kitui and Laikipia.
In addition, eight counties have been put on a watch list for possible severe drought. They will benefit from the government’s Hunger Safety Network Programme.
“In conjunction with the affected counties, we have embarked on the process of supplying water using trucks and we shall roll out the Inua Jamii programme by September,” said Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugine Wamalwa.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.