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Malnutrition crisis as drought hits hard

Expectant women and children are left to fend for themselves as men turned herders have embraced pastoralism as 120,000 residents stare at death due to hunger in Samburu.

Confirming the situation, Naisunyai village administrator Kupoti Lenakae, said that drought has caused water dams to dry up.

Kenya Red Cross after distributing relief food worth Sh1m to benefit 500 families, where each took 10kgs of rice, 4kgs of beans, two liters of cooking oil and 500gs of salt, Red Cross, has reported the dilapidating situation of hungry residents forced to walk 15 kilometers in such of water as herders go the extra miles in search of pasture, saying they need urgent relief food following the prolonged drought and health checkups especially in Samburu East.

Kenya Red Cross Manager in charge of Upper Eastern, Maurice Anyango said, the health of mothers and their children aged below five years has detreated a situation that has led to an increase in malnutrition across the county.

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