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22 Nov 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

The World Food Programme will start distributing relief to famine-stricken families in Samburu County this week.

WFP will partner with the devolved government in the distribution that begins on Wednesday.

Maize, beans and cooking oil are among the items that are to be given to the affected families, especially in the northern part of the county. Families in lowland areas of Samburu North and West sub-counties are also targeted.

16 Nov 2016 description
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Governors in arid and semi-arid areas have issued an urgent appeal for food and water to mitigate acute drought, which they fear might lead to the death of many of the region’s residents. Already, thousands are starving and have no access to medical care.

The governors from Lamu, Garissa, Tana River, and Marsabit want the national government to intervene urgently, saying the situation was likely to get worse. Matters have been made worse by the fact that livestock, which the residents depend on for food and as a source of a livelihood, is dying, adding to the pain and despair.

27 Oct 2016 description
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The Samburu County government has begun supplying water to pastoralist families affected by drought.

Among the first beneficiaries are the people living in Samburu East, which has been seriously affected by the drought.

This comes after appeals for water and food aid in various parts of Northern Kenya.

As most people have been forced to move from their homes to look for water and pasture for their livestock, the county government has now resorted to following pastoralist families deep into thickets to supply them with the essential commodity.

24 Oct 2016 description
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By GEORGE MUNENE

An acute shortage of water has hit three major towns in Kirinyaga County, raising fears of disease.

Kerugoya, Kutus and Ngurubani residents said they have to fetch cooking and drinking water from the contaminated Thiba and Rwamuthambi rivers.

They said an outbreak of typhoid, cholera and diarrhoea was likely in the area.

A survey by the Nation established that hotels are the most affected, with toilets and kitchens stinking.

20 Oct 2016 description
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By BRIAN OCHARO

By WACHIRA MWANGI

A health crisis is looming in Kilifi County as residents complain of increasing cases of diarrhoea and typhoid in the wake of prolonged drought that has hit most parts of the country.

More than 200,000 people are faced with starvation in the area. On Wednesday, the residents pleaded with the county government to intervene before the crisis gets out of control.