By NJ Correspondent:
More than 3800 drought-affected families in Wajir have a reason to smile after the Kenya Red Cross this week initiated a drought mitigation program in the County.
The program will see beneficiaries receive Kshs 3,000 monthly in the next four months through mobile money transfer service MPesa.
The program also has a livestock off-take component where livestock owners would be paid for their weak animals, which will then be slaughtered for distribution to the drought-affected populations.
KRCS regional coordinator for North Eastern Mr. Sahal Abdi said the disaster situation was worsening by the day.
“Kenya red cross is doing an integrated medical outreach with nutritional supplements in all the three counties of Wajir Mandera and Garissa” said Mr. Abdi.
The program implementation was welcomed by locals who have been reeling from the effects of the prolonged droughts.