President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday declared the drought affecting parts of the country a national disaster.

Consequently, the President has instructed the National Treasury and the Ministry of Interior to spearhead Government’s efforts to assist affected households including water and relief food distribution as well as livestock uptake.

Statehouse Spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo said the decision follows a meeting between the Head of State and 85 leaders from Kenya’s Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) led by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani.

“More details of the Government’s comprehensive drought mitigation measures will be unveiled in due course,” Kanze Dena said.

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