The displaced locals do not have shelter as well. And despite the deployment of additional police to crack down on raiders and other criminals, the families are yet to go back to their homes.
The more than 4,000 families on Sunday appealed to the government to provide them with relief supplies and help them avert diseases that come with poor living conditions.
The government distributed 200 bags of maize, 200 bags of beans and rice and 30 cartons of cooking oil.
By BARNABAS BII
•National Drought Management Authority identifies Tigania West and Tigania East as areas expected to be hardest hit.
•Withering of crops, especially maize and beans, has been reported in the northern parts of Meru.
By DAVID MUCHUI
An alert has been issued over drought in parts of Meru County.
The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said this follows an early end to the short rains in the region.
•The situation is not different in neighbouring Baringo North where residents have moved away from areas such as Chemoe, Ng’aratuko, Yatya, Chepkesin Loruk and Kagir following a spate of attacks that have disrupted learning in the area.
•Other schools in Baringo South where learning has been affected are Kasiela, Chemorokyon, Kapindasum, Ruggus, Mukutani, Chebinyiny and Ng’elecha primary schools.
- He said the bridges, which would be commissioned mid this year, would alleviate the suffering that expectant mothers have endured for decades while crossing the crocodile-infested river to seek maternity services.
By NATION REPORTER
Relief is soon coming to residents of Tana River, who have suffered for years due to poor infrastructure.
Tana River County government has set aside more than Sh200 million for the construction of roads and bridges across River Tana to ease movement in the region.