Punda Amechoka! Here is Why Kenyans are not ready to accede to Red Cross Demands

Real-time observations showed that rains in October-November-December season had a late start and an early close, with long dry spells experienced in many places. Many areas received below average rainfall with most Arid & Semi-Arid Lands counties receiving depressed rainfall.

17 counties namely, Wajir, Turkana, Marsabit, Baringo, Samburu, Nyeri (Kieni), Mandera, Lamu, Laikipia, Kitui, Kilifi, Isiolo, Garissa, Tana River, Embu, Tharaka Nithi and West Pokot are currently experiencing increasing food insecurity with the drought situation worsening.

The Kenya Red Cross Society on Thursday launched a drought appeal to support over 1.1 million people affected by the ongoing drought situation in Kenya.

It said itโ€™s planning interventions that will focus on five key areas: Direct Cash Transfers to the most food insecure households, General Food Distribution, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Health and Nutrition and Livelihood Support.

Red cross said it would like to respond to 300K most affected Kenyans in the hardest to reach areas. Counties that have been affected by drought and residents in these counties have difficulty accessing water, food and health care.

Kenyans on twitter as always have not taken the fundraising appeal lightly. This is yet another time when we need to be there for those dying of hunger and diseases, but some Kenyans thought otherwise. Here are some reactions:

KOT members made the issue viral with a hashtag #RedCrossTumechoka

Well, what do you think? Shall you contribute to the cause? If not, what’ your take on Red Cross’ Initiative?

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