Villagers in Nakuru County's Solai village use cards fitted with microchips and pre-loaded with money to dispense and pay for well water, helping to fund the costs of drilling wells. World Vision Kenya and the Nakuru County government funded the wells, giving residents access to clean drinking water, but also using a high-tech solution to prevent waste.
Villagers Use 'Digital Wells' to Cope With Record Drought
VOA, 30 May 2019
Kenya is facing one of the worst stretches of drought in years, causing underdevelopment, fights over water, and fears of starvation. However, a village in western Kenya is using a… Read more »
Women fetch water from a well (file photo).
Drought - Thousands Facing Starvation in Turkana
Nation, 14 March 2019
Two people have died of hunger in Turkana Central constituency, while many others face a similar fate. Read more »
20 Counties Now on Hunger Watch
Nation, 19 April 2019
Seven more counties have been added to a hunger watch list by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) as prolonged dry weather conditions continue to bite across the… Read more »
Voice of Resilience - Radio Builds Herders' Trust in Drought Insurance
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 13 May 2019
Explaining to pastoralists via local media how index-based insurance can protect them from climate stresses is persuading them to buy it Read more »
U.S. Agency Warns of Kenya Food Crisis Due to Failed Rains
Nation, 24 May 2019
Scant rainfall in much of East Africa will lead to low crop yields and increased food prices, the US government's Famine Early Warning System (Fews) predicted in an alert issued on… Read more »
Delayed March-May Long Rains Worsen Water Shortage in 10 Counties
Capital FM, 20 May 2019
Counties listed in the alarm drought stage doubled in April in what the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) attributed to the delayed onset of the March-May long rains. Read more »
Labour Court Extends Order Barring Implementation of Housing Fund Levy
Capital FM, 27 May 2019
The Employment and Labour Relations Court has extended the order stopping the implementation of Housing Fund Levy that was intended to commence on 9 May 2019. Read more »
How Kenya's Pastoralists Are Coping With Changes in Weather Patterns
The Conversation Africa, 1 May 2019
Kenya is experiencing changes in its weather patterns. This includes changes in temperatures and wind and rainfall patterns - particularly shifts in the timing and length of rainy… Read more »
Over 541,000 children under the age of five are at risk of malnutrition at the moment, with the food shortage expected to get worse in the coming weeks. If the forecasted rainfall ... Read more »
"No one has died as a result of the drought and we are working round the clock to ensure that no one dies of hunger," Deputy President William Ruto said, adding that the government ... Read more »
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