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26-Year-Old, Breastfeeding Child Starved To Death In Suguta Valley, Samburu

A 26-year-old mother and her breastfeeding child yesterday starved to death in Suguta Valley, Samburu County.

The duo are said to have starved to death, despite the allegations by the county and national government that they have sent aid to Samburu County.

The residents said the relief sent by the National government are held at the National Cereals and produce Board in Maralal with the officials citing insecurity reasons.

The locals also said the rate of insecurity rise in the area has made roads and transport system very difficult for close to two years.

So many women and children have lost their lives as a result of drought.

For the surviving ones who remains growing thin, the hunt for water and food remains a mystery.

One resident identified as Kiprop, said the water is far away from Suguta Valley and locals.

"There is only one river. Women set off as early as 6am to look for water and come back later in the evening at 6pm tired with all the fatigue," Kiprop said.

The locals are now asking the county government to intervene and distribute the relief food to the most affected families.

The bodies of the woman alongside her child was moved to Maralal town hospital mortuary for preservation.

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Kiprop National Samburu Suguta Suguta Valley

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