Three million livestock 'died during drought'

Livestock prices

The authority further said livestock prices in Embu, Kajiado, Kilifi, Laikipia, Marsabit, Meru, Samburu and Tana River counties had dropped sharply due to the drought.

"The current cattle prices are below normal in most counties compared to similar periods during a normal year," said the report.

Earlier, East African Community, Arid and Semi Arid Lands and Regional Development CS Rebecca Miano said the government had released an additional Sh2 billion to secure relief food and distribution in the affected counties.

She added that NDMA will provide livestock feed supplements and implement water-related interventions with funding from the National Drought Emergency Fund (NDEF) and the European Union.