State, county slow to feed the hun­gry in Tana River

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Res­i­dents of Kaniki in Tana River county yes­ter­day ex­pressed anger over the slow hu­man­i­tar­ian re­sponse by the na­tional and county gov­ern­ments, de­spite dev­as­tat­ing drought. They told the press the county gov­ern­ment brought re­lief food only once. Its wa­ter track­ing is in­ad­e­quate and res­i­dents sell their ema­ci­ated an­i­mals at throw­away prices to buy wa­ter at ex­or­bi­tant prices from pri­vate ven­dors. Sa­dia Ahmed said they some­times have to skip cook­ing meals be­cause there is no wa­ter to use. She said res­i­dents con­trib­ute and buy wa­ter from pri­vate wa­ter tanker ven­dors who charge up to Sh25,000 per tanker or Sh1,000 per 2,000-litre tank.

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