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Gov’t distributes relief food to Moyale residents

The national government in Moyale sub-county has started distributing relief food to hunger stricken residents.

The distribution of 1000 bags of rice and 400 bags of beans in the 46 centers will be done by relief food committee members from each area.

This was disclosed today by the Moyale Sub-county Deputy County Commissioner William Kakimoni, while briefing KNA on how the national government had moved in to assist the vulnerable who have been severely affected by the ongoing drought in the entire Marsabit County.

Kakimoni said,  distribution of relief food will depend on the population of particular areas depending on the effects of the drought and how the analysis have been  done by the intervention sub-county drought committees members.

The DCC said that the worst hit areas are Bori and Godoma saying that the sub-county was still expecting some more relief food from the national government.

“The relief food has reduced the risk of food insecurities in the sub-county I repeat once again that relief food should be distributed to the vulnerable and needy cases with chiefs and assistant chiefs, relief committee members and Nyumba Kumi elders should evaluating and monitoring the distribution to ensure the vulnerable residents were assisted.

Due to the ongoing drought the sub-county has been facing severe food insecurities and many herders are moving from one place to another in search of pasture for their animals. Although no deaths have occurred following the drought, the sub-county is still at high risk.

He said that the government was committed to taking care of its people and assured that the entire Moyale residents will have no more hunger issues.

By Gatana Muchira and Tiya Yussuf

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