By STELLA CHERONO
Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has said Sh1.6 billion would be released before the end of this month to boost water supply between January and March, as the drought situation escalates.
Mr Wamalwa said the water will be used to benefit both humans and livestock.
By OSCAR KAKAI
Residents of West Pokot have appealed to the government to find alternative water sources for them as well as allocate enough funds for the purchase of relief food in order to cushion them from the harsh drought conditions.
Over 40,000 residents are in dire need of food and water.
By CHARITY WAMBUGU
Residents of some parts of Kiambu County are set to start experiencing water rationing as dams in the region continue drying up due to the persistent dry spell.
County Executive for Water, Environment and Natural Resources Esther Njuguna has therefore warned people in the county to preserve the water they have and buy more storage containers.
She has also appealed to the residents to be active in preserving water catchments in their areas.
A 90kg bag of maize is retailing at Sh4,000 up from Sh3,000 while the same bag of beans is selling at Sh6,500 which is an increase from Sh5,400.
A kilogramme of Pishori rice, mainly sourced from Kirinyaga County, is being sold at Sh150 which according to Ms Kihara was initially retailing at Sh120. Vegetable traders who source their commodities in Kieni have not been spared either.
By IRENE MUGO
By GODFREY OUNDOH
Already, the fate of more than 500 primary school pupils in the county hangs in the balance.
Managements of their schools have vowed to close them due to the drought.
Most children are missing classes as they help fetch water from the only community well in the area.
A week ago, a primary school boy slipped and fell into the well as he tried to fetch water.