It is sad day for Kenya, years after independence Kenyans still die of hunger | PERSPECTIVE

About 1.1 million Kenyans mostly living in arid and semi-arid areas are on the brink of starvation and require intervention.

This is according to the short Rains Assessment report released last week, which alludes that food crisis is expected to last until end of August when some farmers will have harvested after utilizing the expected long rains.

The report indicates that according to the Integrated Food Security Phase (IPC) classification, food shortage hit the pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihoods due to poor performance in farming during the short rains between October and December last year.

Turkana County is already facing severe drought, with locals having raised alarm over the deaths of two people due to hunger, calling for national government to come to their aid.