Kenyan Government Urged to Declare Drought a National Disaster

The ongoing drought in Kenya rightly qualifies to be termed a national disaster, an environmentalist has said.

Speaking to Africa Science News in Busia county, the Kenya Forest Services coordinator James Were said, the drought has so far led to death of livestock, humanity and has hugely disrupted lifestyle and livelihoods.

“The Social-economic and environmental impacts of the drought are painfully felt across the Nation. Deaths of Livestock and humans turning to wild fruits for meals explains the situation in black and white”, he said.

Nonetheless, Were remains optimistic that measures are being done to mitigate and avert the situation.



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