Outgoing Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa [Photo: The County Diary]
Outgoing Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa will today tour Wajir County in a three day tour to address drought mitigation.
The CS who started the tour in Kilifi county on Wednesday, said the government has officially began distributing relief supplies following the release of 2 billion shillings by the Treasury under the National Drought Emergency Fund.
Wamalwa says they have formed three teams to ensure the distribution goes on in the Coast, North Eastern, and Rift Valley regions which are the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He also noted that the drive is his last assignment before moving to the Ministry of Defence.
“The president has directed his cabinet secretaries to move out of their offices in Nairobi and stay in the villages. He wants them to go and distribute food, water, and livestock feeds,” said Wamalwa.
The CS will visit Baringo County on Friday as his completes his tour.
Kenya is facing drought as a result of the short rains that failed between October and December 2020.
Over 10 counties including Turkana, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, Samburu, Tana River, Kilifi and Lamu have been heavily affected by drought.
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