CS Agriculture Mwangi Kiunjuri has said that the government will construct 31 dams before the heavy rains come.
The CS communicated the information to the country while addressing the media today together with President William Ruto.
Additionally, the CS has said that over 8,000 pans will be constructed by the government in the long-term to handle any subsequent droughts.
These statement comes as a surprise to many considering the Arror and Kimwarer dams have yet to be constructed and over 21 billion shillings has gone missing.
Here’s what netizens had to say about these comments:
Another “9 Stadia in 3 months” narrative for the current drought situation…850 million released to livestock farmers for insurance last week …8,000 water pans already constructed…Multi-agency team has been onto it since Jan…no deaths due to drought.. #Turkanadrought
— Ming Ching Dynasty (@CMingala) March 18, 2019
#Turkanadrought Welcome to Kenya 🇰🇪 where the government supplies laptops to starving Kenyans faster than relief food 🥘 its a-shame! FAILING Government
— Trizah St J🔝 (@trizahngugi2) March 18, 2019
An additional 12.4billion released for 1.2million Kenyans benefiting from social protection kitty as an intervention on the effects of food insecurity on drought stricken regions. @WilliamsRuto @CS_Kiunjuri @EugeneLWamalwa #Turkanadrought
— ian james arum (@Arumjamesian) March 18, 2019