Kenyans were yesterday Monday shocked after deputy president William Ruto denied claims of deaths following drpought in various part of the Country.
Addressing the press at his office,the DP said that the government is ready to fight the drought by distributing relief food in every part of the Country.
Ruto said that the government will release sh 2 billion to distribute food to 13 counties that are about to be hits hard by the drought noting that the situation is manageable.
He revealed that the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led government has released Sh2 billion to mitigate drought in 13 counties across the nation after an uproar from the public.
The DP acknowledged that 1,111,500 people in the countries are facing starvation but denied reports of deaths accusing the media of fueling the campaign.
The DP was flanked by Cabinet Secretaries Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution), Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture) and Simon Chelugui (Water).
He insisted that both the national and county governments are working towards ensuring the nation is drought free in the coming years. Ruto further said that the government has embraced various strategies to contain the situation.
“There should be no cause for alarm. The National and County governments have put into place measures to ensure there are no casualties as a result of this drought,”Ruto said.