According to Daily Nation, More than 25,000 people in Nyeri are in dire need of relief food after rains in the fail for yet another year.
National Drought and Management Authority statistics reports that Nyeri County received 42 per cent of the normal in the period of March, April and May rains this year hence affecting crop production and leading to the shortage of food.
“We are currently collecting data in the entire county as we project total crop failure following the poor rainfall and the fall armyworm invasion in the county,” he said the agency’s county coordinator Kariuki Kiragu.
The Agency also reports that about 15, 000 heads of cattle, goats and sheep moved into the county for search of pasture having migrated from Pokot, Samburu and Laikipia County.
Kieni , which is the core area where most of the food in Nyeri comes from, will now will require 14, 111 bags of maize, 5, 626 bags of beans and 3, 749 cartons of 18 litres of cooking fat to stabilize.