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DP Gachagua Urges Kenyans to Contribute a Percentage of Their Salary as Millions Face Starvation

According to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, 6.4 million Kenyans will be in urgent need of humanitarian aid by January 2023.

DP Gachagua observed that as the drought situation worsens, the government is becoming more and more overburdened, with 14 counties now in the alarm phase, up from the 11 counties reported last month.

The President William Ruto-appointed National Steering Committee on Drought Response, which has 15 members, was commissioned on Friday.

This is a part of government initiatives to promote non-State actor engagement in order to fill the financial shortfall for drought response programs.

The DP also exhorted Kenyans of goodwill to pay a portion of their wages toward the training.

31 counties were found to be affected, and 3 more joined the red zone, bringing the total to 14 counties that are in the Alarm Drought Phase. They include; Tana River, Tharaka Nithi, Turkana,  Laikipia, Marsabit, Garissa, Isiolo, Kilifi, Kwale, Samburu, Wajir, Kitui, Kajiado, and Mandera.

The government's drought response program will be strengthened by resources raised by the National Steering Committee on Drought Response.

The 15-member committee, which was gazetted on November 21, 2022, would be led by Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa. The CEOs of various banks, including Equity, Diamond Trust, African Banking Corporation, Kenya Commercial Bank, and Family Bank Kenya, as well as leaders of other private businesses and humanitarian organizations, have vowed to ensure that every Kenyan has access to food.

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