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17 Apr 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has announced that Sh400 million has been released to fight hunger in four counties.

The emergency cash transfers were released under the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) and will benefit more than 90,000 families.

The vulnerable households targeted are in Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera and Turkana counties, according to NDMA.

17 Apr 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • In partnership with Kenya Red Cross, Mr Nyambok said, the county will also provide locals with chemicals to treat their drinking water.

  • As a result, Kenya Red Cross Western Coordinator Emmanuel Owako said they have stocked health facilities in these areas with drugs to manage the situation.

  • Kenya Red Cross officials said more were likely to suffer should rivers continue breaching banks in the county because the capacity of their rescue centres is small.

13 Apr 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • MPs and governors hold meetings with residents and local officials.

  • Government establishes hotlines for parents to report missing children.

By ABDIMALIK HAJIR

Politicians from Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties over the weekend began a six day peace mission following the deadly Garissa University College attack that killed more than 140 people.

13 Apr 2015 description
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In Summary

  • Nearly 1,500 people have been displaced by floods in Muhoroni sub-county.

  • The announcement comes barely a week after reports indicated cases of children ill with waterborne diseases in Kasese in Muhoroni.

By SHARON ODHIAMBO AND RUTH NDERITU

The Kisumu county government has procured drugs to fight cholera and other waterborne diseases in flood-hit areas.

Nearly 1,500 people have been affected by floods last Monday in Kisumu County.

09 Apr 2015 description
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In Summary

  • Mandera, Migori and Wajir had the lowest vaccination coverage. At the same time, counties with the highest vaccination were Nandi (94 per cent), Vihiga (91 per cent) and Tharaka-Nithi (91 per cent).

  • The underweight problem is slightly higher among boys (12 per cent) than girls (10 per cent), and for rural children (13 per cent) than urban children (seven per cent).