So sad: Hunger pangs claim 2 in Turkana even as dry spell intensifies

Two people on Tuesday died of hunger at Kangirisae village in Turkana Central, Turkana County.

Confirming the incident, area Chief John Ewar said the residents are in dire need of relief food.

The administrator is now calling on well-wishers and the government to aid the villagers.

This also comes after a drought status and response report by the National Drought Management Authority in February listed Turkana among the worst hit regions.

Others were Nyeri (Kieni area), West Pokot, Isiolo, Kitui, Samburu, Tana River, Kilifi and Laikipia.

The Interior ministry, in a statement, added that nine counties were in the alert level while 14 were in the normal drought phase.

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