THOU­SANDS IN KWALE FACE STAR­VA­TION

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

More than 200,000 in Ki­nango and Lunga Lunga sub­coun­ties in Kwale are fac­ing star­va­tion. This is ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Drought Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity. Millions of live­stock are also af­fected by the drought that has con­tin­ued for the last two months. NDMA co­or­di­na­tor Ro­man Shera said res­i­dents walk many kilo­me­tres in search of wa­ter. He said they have set aside Sh6.5 mil­lion to deal with the is­sue in the two sub­coun­ties. Shera urged res­i­dents to plant drought re­sis­tant crops. He said the au­thor­ity is buy­ing wa­ter treat­ment chem­i­cals.

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