2.7 Million People Need Relief Food in Kenya

By Ouma Wanzala

The number of Kenyans in need of relief food has risen to 2.7 million from 1.3 million last year, a government agency has said.

The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said most of those affected by the crisis were the elderly, the sick, mothers and children under the age of five.

"The current drought phase classification indicates that the trend is worsening in most counties," states the agency in its report for January 16-27.

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