Five killed, scores starve after Kenya floods

FloodsFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – RECURRING floods have killed at least five peopleand raised possibility of prolonged hunger in southern Kenya.
Torrential rains preceding the floods ruined hundreds of acres of
farmlands and destroyed homes and roads in the drought-prone country.
National Drought Management Authority regional coordinator, Roman Sherah,said farmers had to plant new crops as affected plants would not be salvaged.
“If the intense rains continue, everything that has been planted will be destroyed and we will not have enough food in the households,” Sherah
said.
Sherah warned the destruction of crops would worsen food shortages in thebregion where thousands of people have been depending on relief food from government and humanitarian aid agencies.
“Hunger will not disappear any time soon.”
The East African country is experiencing its worst drought in over 60 years.
Some 3 million Kenyans –over six percent of the population- are suffering the impact of drought.
– CAJ News

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