Farm­ers told to sell an­i­mals to avoid losses in drought

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Live­stock own­ers in Lamu should sell their an­i­mals to pre­vent losses when they die due to drought. “The drought here is now a dis­as­ter and as an of­fice we are do­ing all we can to counter the im­pend­ing losses. As it is now, over 30,000 res­i­dents in the af­fected ar­eas and over 200,000 head of live­stock are star­ing at acute star­va­tion,” Lamu Na­tional Drought Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity co­or­di­na­tor Mo­hamed Dahir said. He said most pas­ture, farm­land and wells have dried up. Speak­ing on Sun­day, Dahir said the worst-hit ar­eas are Pan­dan­guo, Witu, Hongwe, Mtan­gawanda, Bar­goni, Ba­suba and Mil­i­mani.

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