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Drought In Kenya To Worsen As Predictions Show Reduced Rain

Drought In Kenya To Worsen As Predictions Show Reduced Rain

A severe drought in Kenya has left millions of people without food and water and has killed thousands of animals along the way.

This specifically affected the north and coastal region and there’s nothing but bad news as the situation has been predicted to only get worse with time.

According to the most recent forecast, the dry spell will extend southward as it ravages counties in Ukambani. It will also affect other regions in the Coastal and the Rift Valley areas.

Apparently, over 2.5 million Kenyans are facing an acute food shortage, a situation that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta declare the drought a national disaster. Uhuru made the declaration last month.

Several counties are battling starvation, with over 9,000 people requiring treatment for malnutrition in Marsabit. In Kilifi, reports from there show that over 200,000 people are currently surviving on one meal a day.

But it appears like there is no respite in sight, with the Kenya Metrological Department saying things are going to get worse. They said this basing on their October-November-December short rains forecast.

Most parts of the country will experience unreliable and short rains. This will start late and end almost as soon as they start. The droughts will hit the eastern region the worst.

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