The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) distributed food on Saturday 29 April 2017 in Kapus and Loima villages, Turkana County. The food reached 585 households affected by the drought. Present to hand over the food aid to the affected families was the Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Deniz Eke, who recognized the efforts of the Agency and Kenya Red cross Society in tackling the on-going drought situation that has so far affected more than 3 million people.
“The Turkish people are donating to assist the drought situation in Africa and we are now extending our helping hand to the most drought affected people] in Kenya. The food distributed today will help save the lives of thousands facing starvation,” said Ambassador Deniz Eke.
Turkana County is one of the most affected counties and KRCS through donations from well-wishers, partners, and corporates has been on the forefront implementing various interventions to mitigate the effects of the drought situation.