NAIROBI (BERNAMA) – Over 1.6 million Kenyans are faced with starvation as the effects of ongoing drought continue to take its toll.
Devolution cabinet secretary Ann Waiguru however says that the government has put in place mitigation measures to cushion vulnerable population in the country’s 23 counties who remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Worst hit counties include Wajir and Kitui where at least 358,000 people are in urgent need of relief supplies.
In Turkana at least 136,000 people have been hit by the drought.
Among the measures the government has put in place includes the provision of monthly stipends of 2,450 shillings to 70,394 food insecure households as well as the scaling up of relief food supplies to food insecure counties.