President William Ruto has directed his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua to convene a meeting with county leaders to address the ravaging drought in the country.
The President noted that the Monday meeting will look into interventions to stem the adverse effect of the drought that has hit 20 counties and putting about 3 million Kenyans at great risk.
“My deputy Rigathi will, Monday, convene a meeting of GoK involving county leaders/officials to harmonise urgent interventions to stem the severely adverse effects of ravaging drought in almost 20 counties that is putting about 3 million people at great risk.” Said Ruto
The news comes at a time when the Deputy President is also expected to travel to Mombasa where he will receive a shipment of subsidized fertilizer meant to boost food production in the country.
Ruto’s administration has made it clear they will focus on lowering the price of fertilizer in order to ensure food is in plenty in the next harvest season and thus lower the prices. This intervention has been termed the best instead of injecting government subsidies.