Turkana County CEC for Public Service, Administration and Disaster Management James Wangiros. Photo/Courtesy

As the drought situation in Northern Kenya worsens, Turkana County has stepped up food distribution to include the most marginalized group namely the Ilimanyang community.


This was confirmed during a consultative meeting between county officials and the community leaders.


The County Executive Committee (CEC) Member for Public Service, Administration and Disaster Management James Wangiros stated that the County will reach the community that had been neglected for long.


Wangiros urged the local elders to collaborate with county administrators in identifying the best food distribution points or centres for the benefit every resident of Turkana.


In addition, the Director of Disaster Management Moses Nawoton asked the Ilimanyang leaders to propose food types that are culturally acceptable ahead of the distribution.


The Ilimanyang elders led by Mzee Ekal Lobuin acknowledged that the ongoing drought had severe impact on his people and urged the government and its partners to fast-track efforts to reverse the situation.


He urged the county officials to factor the nomadic nature of the community. Currently, majority are in Kapua in Lake Turkana.


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