The Kajiado county government has set aside four billion shillings as it seeks to improve food security and health services in the region.
Speaking during the devolution debate, Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku said his administration remains committed to resolving the perennial problem of drought that has affected the region for years.
Kajiado County is among regions that have suffered from the adverse effects of drought with often fatal consequences.
A state of affairs that Ole Lenku says will be a thing of the past with the government committing resources to resolve the perennial problem.
Ole Lenku said that despite the county boasting of large and fertile lands, they hardly go for a year without requesting for food relief.
The forum was organized between the county executives and members of public to discuss challenges facing the county.
Members of the public took issue with bad roads, water problems, inadequate health services and food scarcity challenging the county government to invest in projects that impact directly on the lives of residents.
This was the first devolution debate for Kajiado residents since inception of devolution in 2013.