More than 1,4 million people are reportedly facing hunger and starvation, and potentially face acute food insecurity. According to the meteorological department, the expected rainfall in the 2021 long rainy season is likely to be depressed, with only a few areas in the regions of Nyanza, Western, Central, parts of Rift Valley and Eastern likely to receive above-average rainfall. More than 10,000 households in Turbi Sub-county in Marsabit have been affected following a year-and-a-half of below-average rainfall. Most herders have been forced to leave their huts and travel for more than 170kms in search of pasture in Hurri Hills, North Horr, and even neighbouring Ethiopia.
Residents of Bubisa village in Marsabit County show the devastating effects of drought in this picture taken on April 4.
Capital FM, 2 April 2021
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