85,000 Hit By Dry Spell To Get Food Hampers

The National Drought Response Steering Committee will give food hampers to nearly 85,000 citizens of Samburu, Meru, Marsabit, Kilifi, and Kitui Counties.

The “WaKenya Tulindane” drought response campaign will give the hampers to approximately 14,000 households in Samburu East, Laisamis, Magarini, Igembe North, and Kitui North Sub-counties.

This is the taskforce’s first food distribution effort since President William Ruto established it in November.

The Drought Response Taskforce stated last week that over Ksh600 million had been gathered so far in a collaborative effort to assist Kenyans affected by the harsh consequences of the continuing drought.

“We are happy to announce that residents from some of the severely affected counties will receive food hampers to last them several months. We appreciate the donations received so far and request well wishers to continue supporting vulnerable Kenyans facing the ongoing drought”, said Peter Ndegwa, Chairperson, National Steering Committee on Drought Response.