User At least 305 livestock, mostly cows, have died in various parts of Lamu as drought in the region continues to bite. A spot check by Opera News Hub over the weekend established that at least 60 cows have died in Nagelle, Kitumbini and its environs while 50 cows died in Chalaluma.
User At least 20 buffaloes and 3 hippopotamuses have died owing to the ravaging drought in Lamu County. Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) Senior Warden Mathias Mwavita told Opera News Hub that the wildlife died of dehydration especially after they got stuck in the mud in various water sources that dried up owing to the scorching sun.
User Pastoralists in Lamu County have threatened to refuse receiving any form of humanitarian aid if their livestock are not considered for such assistance. This follows an ongoing scenario where livestock deaths caused by the ravaging drought in Lamu are witnessed. Areas worst affected by the drought and where livestock deaths, mostly cattle have been recorded in huge numbers include Dide Waride, Nagelle, Kitumbini, Moa, Pangani, Lumshi and surrounding areas.
User Pastoralists in Lamu’s Boni forest are appealing to both the county and national governments to help them eradicate tsetse flies that have been biting their livestock and inflicting them with diseases. The Boni forest is always being flocked by pastoralists, mostly from Witu, Mkunumbi, Koreni, Lumshi, Chalaluma, Dide Waride and some from Tana River and Garissa counties as they look for pasture for their livestock every time drought season kicks in.
User Lamu County government has launched a Sh30 million relief food drive to assist families affected by drought. Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha says the exercise which is expected to be undertaken for the next two weeks aims at ensuring at least 32,000 households receive the food aid, mostly maize flour.
User Residents in villages infested by hyenas and other destructive wild animals in Lamu County have accused the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) of laxity in fighting and ending the ever increasing human-wildlife conflict in the region. Villages which have been turned into hunting zones, particularly by hyenas include Moa, Dide Waride, Katsaka Kairu, Maleli, Sendemke, Taa, Jipendeni, Kitumbini, Matondoni and Tchundwa. Speaking to Opera News Hub on Monday, residents expressed disappointment that despite the nu
User The government has cautioned flood victims in Lamu County against breaching Coronavirus rules despite the existing challenge of floods they are facing at the moment. More than 600 families from various parts of Lamu, including Chalaluma, Moa, Dide Waride, Kitumbini, Jericho, Jipendeni, Mavuno, Amkeni, Marafa and other areas were displaced from their homes by the raging floods, forcing most of them to share houses with friends and relatives in the neighbouring villages less affected by the floods. Speak
User About Sh100 million is needed for to urgently address drought situation in Lamu County. Lamu County Commissioner, Irungu Macharia says more than 90,000 people are facing hunger due to the ongoing drought in the county. Addressing journalists at Mokowe after convening an emergency meeting with various stakeholders to deliberate on drought effects, Mr Macharia said farmers in the region were unable to harvest this year after very little rainfall was recorded.
User The pastoralist communities in Lamu County are pleading with the county and national governments to construct boreholes, wells and dams in their areas to rescue them and their animals from dying as drought continues to ravage the region. Led by their spokesperson, Khalif Hirbae, the pastoralists said most of their animals continue to die due to lack of water and pasture since the commencement of the drought season.
User Police in Lamu are yet to arrest a Muslim cleric who took advantage of the Covid-19 holiday and married a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate. Hassan Abdullah Sanke, an Ustadh at Dide Waride Mosque in Witu Division, Lamu West is said to have worked in cahoots with the girl’s parents in order to have the 13-year-old girl married to him. Dide Waride Senior Chief Abdi Bocha told Opera News Hub on Tuesday that despite numerous efforts he did in order to rescue the girl from the early marriage,
User Hundreds of flood victims in Lamu County are staring at starvation after tens of acres of their farm crops were destroyed by the raging floods. Villages where farm crops including maize, beans, grean peas, sorghum, among others were destroyed by the floods include Moa, Dide Waride, Kitumbini and other areas bordering River Tana and the Nyongoro tributary both of which broke their banks recently, resulting to the floods. Hussein Jara, a resident at Moa said most of them are counting huge losses followin
User Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has visited flood victims in various villages in Lamu County and provided them with relief food. More than 3000 residents have been affected by the floods caused by River Tana and the Nyongoro tributaries which broke their banks in early May. Villages affected include Chalaluma, Dide Waride, Moa, Kitumbini, Matabore and its environs. Speaking at Chalaluma Village during the exercise to distribute the relief food, CS Wamalwa assured those affected by the ragin
User Flood victims in Lamu have something to smile about after the county government conducted free medical camps in the various villages worst affected by the raging floods. On Monday, the County Government Health Department dispatched a team of doctors, nurses and community health workers to Chalaluma, Dide Waride, Moa, Kitumbini and other villages where they treated the residents of various ailments. The team led by County Executive Member for Public Health, Sanitation and Environment Abdu Godana Dae als