By GEORGE MUNENE
Twenty-nine Anglican priests on Thursday sounded the alarm over the drought ravaging Mwea East in Kirinyaga County.
Speaking on behalf of the priests, Mr Samuel Kanjobe said 40,000 residents whose crops were destroyed by the scorching sun were starving.
He spoke at St Paul Kimbimbi Church after touring Mwea East Sub-County, where maize and beans — the staple food for people in the area— are grown on a large scale.
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Many commuters and motorists are avoiding roads connecting the two counties as the no-nonsense soldiers erected road blocks in several areas to arrest herders in possession of illegal firearms.
Businesspeople who spoke to the Nation are a disillusioned lot and are calling on the government to beef up security in the volatile area.
KDF has however denied harassing innocent civilians and torching their houses despite the persistent complains.
By WYCLIFF KIPSANG
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.