Drought hits Kenyan county
Written By:Kendagor Obadiah, Posted: Sun, Sep 26, 2010
A biting drought has hit Garissa County causing untold suffering among residents and their livestock.
Water has become just a mirage in the region, further endangering the lives of the residents who are already battling with an acute shortage of food.
The government however, has kicked off an intervention program of water tanking to the most hit areas to remedy the sorry state.
In Garissa residents and their livestock are scrambling for water which has become a rare commodity. Water wells are few and far between making it difficult for residents especially the young ones to access the vital commodity.
Besides frantic efforts to drill more water wells, the government has also kicked off an intervention program of trucking water closer to the people as a remedial measure.
There are concerns however that drivers ferrying government water may have started cashing in on the unfortunate situation prompting livestock assistant minister Adan Duale to warn of stern action against any rogue driver.
The most hit areas are Nuno, Gulan, Shimbire Saka and Abdisamat in Dujis constituency.
The region is prone to perennial droughts which ussually have devastating effects on the people and their livestock.