(+) DRY SPELL AT ALARM­ING STAGE

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Northeastern -

The Na­tional Drought Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity has said the dry spell is at an alarm­ing stage in Garissa. Acting NDMA county co­or­di­na­tor Ab­di­noor Dubow said Ijara sub­county’s wa­ter points have dried up. “It will soon get to emer­gency level. Qual­ity and quan­tity of live­stock pro­duc­tion has gone down. The dis­tance to pas­ture has tremen­dously in­creased by 40 per­cent,” he told the Na­tion in an in­ter­view in his of­fice. He said most live­stock mar­kets no longer func­tion.

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