Narok Governor wants emergency drought assistance
Narok Governor, Samuel ole Tunai, has urged the national government to consider Ilkiriani-Narosura, Majimoto Ward in Narok County in the National Drought Intervention Program since it is badly hit by drought.
Speaking in Ilkiriani village on Saturday, October 22, Ole Tunai requested the government to buy cattle from Narok farmers so as to save them from likely losses that arise from drought and starvation.
According to Ole Tunai, parts of East and Central Narok have been adversely affected by the prolonged drought.
He blamed the dropping water levels on the uncontrolled cutting down of trees in Mau forest.
“Shortage of water has increased cases of human-wildlife conflict in Maasai Mara. The uncontrolled cutting down of trees in Mau Forest due to growing human population is to blame for the drought,” he said.
Written by Lucy Akinyi
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