RES­I­DENTS GET RE­LIEF FOOD

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern/northeastern -

The six sub­coun­ties of Man­dera county have re­ceived re­lief food from the na­tional gov­ern­ment, fol­low­ing drought in the re­gion. The 1,000 bags of rice, 300 bags of beans and 200 bags of maize are meant to ad­dress drought in 63,000 house­holds in the county. Lo­cal lead­ers urged the state to in­crease its al­lo­ca­tion to the drought fund beyond the re­cently re­leased Sh5 bil­lion to man­age hunger in the coun­try. The lead­ers have called upon the gov­ern­ment to set up backup gen­er­a­tors.

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