CheckPoint: The Number 23/10/2016

Checkpoint | Sunday 23 Oct 2016 11:32 pm

1.3m Kenyans affected by drought in arid and semi-arid areas .2.5m were affected last year … CS devolution Kiunjuri says its an improvement from last year. At least 12 counties affected,  Kilifi worst hit …23 counties affected by the drought. Other affected counties are Tana River, Kwale, West Pokot, Tharaka-Nithi, and all the counties in the north-eastern region. 20,000 livestock have died mostly in Kilifi . 8 ministries working to mitigate the ongoing drought … including devolution, health, agriculture, water amongst others. 250m released for emergency relief food ...true cost of such intervention will be known after the relevant ministries assess their needs. Irony some farmers in the rift valley for surplus of food, which is going bad