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Hunger Pangs As Drought Bite Marsabit And Other Regions In North Eastern Kenya

The counties of Marsabit and Turkana are among the worst hit by drought. Though other parts of the country might have started receiving long rains this areas continue to suffer with people and livestock deaths being recorded each passing day.

Through a report which aired on NTV over the Weekend. The residents of Turbi and Laisamis regions of Marsabit couty the residents are crying to the government for relief food. Pictures of dead animals remains were seen all over as children looked emaciated and weak.

The areas which have gone for several months without rains have left the strong camels weak or even dead due to lack of water and food. All the shrubs have dried and family pastoralists have migrated to as far as Moyale and Loiyangalani to look for pasture. Conflict has risen, growing to war as a result of competition for pasture. Livestock raining has become rampant with people lacking energy to fight. The painful picture of watching your livestock die and your family weak is what has remained for most of the people who took pride in livestock as their source of wealth. The government should consider providing relief food to the people living in this areas to save them from the consequences of hunger.

Political learders should raise their concern to the nationsl government inorder to save the situation. Religious learders and NGOs too should work closely with the people to ensure no one will die due to lack of food. Help the people and save humanity by sharing this article to many people as possible. Through social media action can be accelerated.

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