President Kenyatta declares drought ravaging parts of the country a national disaster

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President Uhuru Kenyatta during a meeting with World Leaders of Today (WLT), a Nairobi-based youth international NGO, at State House on July 14, 2021.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday declared the drought affecting parts of the country a national disaster.

President Kenyatta hence instructed the National Treasury and the Ministry of Interior to spearhead government’s efforts to assist affected households including water and relief food distribution as well as livestock uptake.

The decision followed a meeting between the Head of State and 85 leaders from Kenya’s Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) led by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani.

More details of the government’s comprehensive drought mitigation measures will be unveiled in due course.

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