Government embarks on supplying water to residents of Wajir and relief food to school going children in the county.

Ministry of the East African Community, ASALs and Regional Development has rolled out water supply program to residents of Wajir county who have been largely affected by the drought situation in the country.

Speaking in Wajir during assessing of the initiative, Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Miano said that the government will offer fuel to water bowsers so that they can supply water for domestic use across the county.

Madam Rebecca Miano was accompanied by Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu, who highlighted the measures his ministry is taking to respond to the impact of drought to school going children.

According to Machogu, the ministry of education together with its partners will be financing school feeding programs in regions that have been struck by the intense drought.

“The government through the ministry of education has allocated funds so that school going children can be fed in schools. If children miss food in schools, blame Machogu but I promise I will ensure the allocated food and funds get to schools for our children not to starve,” Machogu said.

The declaration came at a time when National Steering Committee on Drought Response is planning to give relief food to over 53,000 households across nine drought stricken counties.

Each household will part with a food hamper composed of 3Kgs of Uji flour, 6Kgs of Maize flour, 3Kgs of beans, 8Kgs of rice, 1Kg of cooking fat and 1Kg of salt.

The State Department of ASALs has also distributed 5, 173,000 Kilograms of rice and 2,695, 000 Kilograms of beans as relief food across the country.

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