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Uhuru Declares Drought A National Disaster

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The government has declared a national disaster the drought that has affected 23 arid and semi-arid counties and pockets of other areas.

President Uhuru Kenyatta asked all local and international stakeholders to support the government by up-scaling drought mitigation programmes.

He spoke today after being briefed on situations on the ground by Cabinet Secretaries involved in drought management and food security.

The President noted that the drought has affected human beings, livestock and wildlife.

 

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