Second Lady Dorcas Gachagua labels 9 drought ravaged counties as red zones

Second lady Dorcas Gachagua has labelled nine counties affected by drought as the red zone.

The counties include Laikipia, Isiolo, Mandera, Garissa, Turkana, Wajir, Nyeri, Samburu and Marsabit.

Kitui, Tana River, Tharaka Nithi, Makueni, Meru, Embu, Narok, Taita Taveta, Kajiado, Kwale, Kilifi, Baringo, West Pokot, and Lamu are among the 14 counties classified as yellow zones.

She was speaking at a Red Cross ceremony when she and Dr Asha Mohammed flagged off over 11 tonnes of emergency food to drought-affected districts in Narok County.

The food is expected to provide much-needed relief in 2,500 households in the county.

Narok County government estimates over 300,000 people are affected by drought and are in urgent need of relief.

Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Dr Asha Mohammed said the number of people at risk of dying of hunger has risen to 4 million from 3 million as projected earlier this year. She added that with the shortfall in the October-November-December rainy season, the number could rise even higher by the end of the year.

“As the drought intensifies, the needs of communities continue to grow and the urgency with which people need food, water, and health services is dire,” she said.

Dorcas Gachagua called on Kenyans and well-wishers to donate towards the fight against drought.

“Haba na haba hujaza kibaba. You just need that one shilling donate it even to Red Cross. Those many shillings will make millions that will be able to make a difference,” she said.

Last month, the government stated that the state will collaborate with non-governmental organizations and leaders to ensure that food and water reach the most vulnerable Kenyans, as part of an elaborate strategy that will see critical interventions made to help alleviate the biting hunger that currently exists in 23 counties.

To ensure that no Kenyan dies of hunger, Ruto revealed that he has persuaded counties to hold down on their development initiatives and instead focus their efforts on the program.

At State House in Nairobi, he addressed as he flagged off 50 trucks bringing 40,000 bags of beans and rice, other animal feeds and cooking grease.

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