Mandera pastoralists on Sunday received over 10,000 kilograms of animal feed pellets to assist in feeding livestock as drought continues biting in the area.
The National Drought Management Authority, NDMA, drought coordinator Hussein Alió while distributing the animal relief ration to pastoralists from the seven sub counties said the drought has badly affected people’s livelihoods.
Hussein said the government donation will curb livestock deaths hence support the pastoralists by extension.
Residents have crossed to neighbouring Ethiopia and Somalia with their entire herds of livestock in search of pasture.
The migration has unfortunately caused tribal flare ups with one herder having been killed last month following pasture dispute Ethiopia.
The government hopes the mineral rich pellets will improve animal body condition to prevent deaths.
No cases of animal deaths has been reported with the weather man warning for tougher times ahead.
By Dickson Githaiga