Pastoralists in Kilifi and Tana River counties are calling on the government to compensate them for loss of their livestock to the ongoing drought that is ravaging the region.
“Tumetoka Hola tumefika kurawa tukakaa karibu mwezi moja tulipata nyasi kidogo ikaisha, tumekuja kasangani karibu wiki moja hakuna nyasi kabisa,” Osman Gobu, one of the pastoralists said.
The pastoralists also want the government to purchase the remaining livestock to avert more losses, saying the situation is getting worse each day and if nothing is done, they will lose all their animals.
“Hii ndio tegemeo letu, tumepoteza mifugo mingi tunasema tafadhali serikali tufanyie fidia,” Abdulrahman Hassan, who's additionally a pastoralist, said.
According to Kilifi County Agriculture CEC Luciana Sanzua, 80 in a hundred cattle die each day, and the state of affairs is turning into dire.
The countrywide Drought management Authority in addition states that meals prices are growing within the drought-affected regions.
A phase of legislators from the arid and semi-arid regions known as on the authorities to recollect dispensing alleviation food in place of cash transfers, sentiments echoed by using a phase of citizens in the two counties.
“The huge allocation accomplished by the authorities and the progress of the intervention on the ground aren't in tandem,” said Garissa Township MP Aden Duale.
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