The European Union has released Sh 500 million to be distributed to counties experiencing poor rains in a bid to prevent food shortage. The money will be channeled through the National Drought Management Agency.
Head of Development at the EU in Kenya Erik Habers said the funds are expected to be immediately dispersed to 23 arid and semi-arid Counties to reduce the impact of unusually low rainfall on livestock and livelihoods.
Habers said a further Sh 650 million will be provided soon for further drought mitigation activities. Habers in a statement added that the funds are from the Drought Contingency kitty that is aimed at responding to impending drought and is the first of its type in Africa.
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