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THE DROUGHT SITUATION ……………………A STATEMENT.

A PRESS RELEASE………

The Government met development partners to review drought crisis;and
secures funding for drought intervention.
February 16,2017.
The National Government held a consultative
meeting with donors, international humanitarian agencies and a
range of development partners to discuss and streamline collaboration
towards dealing with the ongoing drought which Kenya recently
declared a national disaster.
In attendance of the event were:
1. Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service: Dr. Joseph Kinyua
2. Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ambassador
Monica Juma
3. Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and
Fisheries: Dr. Richard Lesiyampe
4. Principal Secretary Irrigation; Dr. Peter Nduati
5. Principal Secretary Social Protection: Susan Mochache
6. The European Union Regional Coordinator: Ambassaddor
Stefano Dejak
7. The United Nations Resident Coordinator: Mr. Siddhartha
Chatterjee
8. US Ambassador to Kenya: Ambassador Rodert Godec
9. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya: Ambassador Liu Xianfa
10. Turkish Ambassador to Kenya: Ambassador Deniz Eke
11. German Ambassador to Kenya: Ambassador Jutta Frasch
12. Representatives from the United Kingdom’s Department
for International Development (DRID)
13. Representative from DANIDA
14. Representatives from Africa Development Bank; amongst
others.
15. The Kenya Red Cross Secretary General, Abbas Gullet
16. Members of Kenya’s Private Sector
The meeting was attended by all invited donor partners and international
humanitarian agencies. All present expressed a keen interest
in partnering with the Government to bridge the Ksh 11 billion
gap in financing required to effectively and comprehensively address
the drought through short, medium and long term measures.
Donors present were satisfied that the government was doing all it
can to mitigate the unprecedented drought which has affected the
IGAD region.
Speaking immediately after the meeting, The European Union Regional
Coordinator Amb. Stefano Dejak said ,”The European Union will be
contributing Ksh. 1billion for cash transfers, which seems to be the
most effective manner of reaching the most vulnerable. We commend
the Government of Kenya for the speed in which they have responded
in mitigating this dramatic drought whose severity was unpredictable
and affects the whole IGAD region”.
UNDP Regional Resident coordinator echoed Amb. Dejak’s remarks,”
The scale of this challenge has doubled both in the area and numbers
of those affected. This was unexpected. The UNDP remain at hand to
continue supporting government, which can request the UN through
a gazette notice, to redeploy existing resources to respond to the
drought”.
According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, Kenya will continue
to experience depressed rainfalls during the period March-May
2017 which is commonly known as the “long rains” season. Kenya,
Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan have declared the drought national
disasters; while the impact in Somalia is severe and has been
declared a famine.
Having recognized that the scope and magnitude of Kenya’s drought
crisis have escalated, Government of Kenya has sought to escalate its
response in tandem. The Government has allocated Ksh 7.4 billion
towards a second phase of drought mitigation interventions and cabinet
has approved this allocation. However, to deal effectively and
comprehensively with the crisis, a further Ksh 11 billion is required.
During this morning’s meeting, Kenya successfully solicited the support
of its development partners to bridge this gap in drought intervention
financing.
The P.S. in the Ministry of Agriculture,who
chairs the inter agency national coordination committee explained thus
“Scientific empirical evidence is needed to declare a national disaster
of this magnitude. The number of those affected has doubled since
August last year. Those affected are now 2.7 million across 23 counties out of the 47 counties.
The government has already expended Ksh. 5.5 billion in various
interventions so far”.
The Government wishes to thank all the partners and stakeholders
who attended this morning’s meeting. who have been unwavering
in their commitment to bring relief to Kenyans across the
country affected by drought.

Government Spokesperson

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A press release-JAMHURI DAY CELEBRATIONS.

DECEMBER 9 TH 2016
PRESS RELEASE
NATIONAL JAMHURI DAY CELEBRATIONS

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Nairobi, Kenya—On Monday 12 th December 2016, official Jamhuri day celebrations will be held
at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi. The function will begin at 10am. President Uhuru will preside
over the day’s festivities. All Kenyans are welcome to participate in the shared celebrations. The
stadium will be accessible to the public from 7am. The overall theme of this year’s celebrations will
be peace, unity and patriotism among Kenyans.
As Kenyans all over the country mark our 53 rd Jamhuri Day, events will take place both in Nairobi
and across all counties led by county Commissioners. Stringent security arrangements have been
made and traffic management measures effected to ensure the safety of our citizens, as well as safety and efficiency on our roads.
With respect to the use of roads for the main function at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, the public is
advised as follows:
1. Aérodrome road will be closed to the general public. The road shall be accessible to accredited vehicles only. Other vehicles will be diverted to other routes as appropriate.
2. Heavy commercial vehicles coming from Nakuru and/or Mombasa will not be permitted onto Uhuru Highway on the material day. They will instead be required to use the Nairobi
Southern Bypass.
We wish all Kenyans an enjoyable and peaceful Jamhuri Day.

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 A Press Briefing

November 17th 2016


Good Day Everybody,

 

Today,,,

discussing the drought affecting various regions in Kenya.

The Government has been closely monitoring the situation and is working with relevant stakeholders to co-ordinate effective short and long term interventions.

With the late start and expected early cessation of the short rains, all indications are that the drought will persist into 2017. In the affected areas vegetation has greatly deteriorated and surface waters have all but run dry. Due to this herders are not able to adequately feed their livestock leading to diseases and death caused by starvation. Consequently, the market price for livestock is too low for economical disposal. For interventions the government has divided the situation into three levels: alert, alarm and emergency.

So far, only Kilifi (livestock ranching zone has been classified as emergency). Alarm areas include Garissa, Kwale, Lamu and Marsabit while  “alert”  level include: Kajiado, Laikipia,West Pokot, Isiolo, Makueni, Mandera, Meru (North), Narok, Samburu, Taita Taveta, Turkana and Wajir.

Notably, numerous measures have been taken by county governments to address the crisis. County Governments have invested significantly in relief food, water trucking, livestock disease surveillance and livestock off take. The European Union has graciously granted Ksh 145 million of drought contingency finance to compliment county efforts.

Meanwhile, the National Government continues to work with counties and other stakeholders to address the crisis.

Ksh 5.4 billion of additional financing has been approved by the National Government towards drought related expenditure : this figure has put in mind that the drought and its effects may extend up to August 2017. Ksh 1.65 billion has been allocated to food relief. Relief distributions are ongoing and quantities distributed will be doubled as of this month. Ksh 713 million has been allocated towards ensuring the supplementary and therapeutic feeding for children under five, the provision of water treatment services and other measures geared towards supporting the health of citizens in drought stricken areas.

Ksh 1.24 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation for the drilling, preparation and rehabilitation of boreholes, the purchase and distribution of plastic collapsible tanks and various other water distribution and storage measures. Ksh 244 million will go to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries for the purchase of drought tolerant seeds and the repositioning of strategic food reserve stocks. The Ministry will receive a further Ksh 1.3 billion for livestock related interventions including livestock off-take, the purchase of hay and concentrates and livestock disease management. Ksh 115 million has been allocated towards enhanced security measures in various counties and Ksh 156 million will be distributed as fees subsidy to day secondary schools to enable children to maintain school attendances in the face of hard conditions.

The Government has instituted these cross sectoral, multi-faceted interventions, to deal with the various faces and implications of this drought crisis. Moving forward, the Government remains cognizant of the ever urgent need to meet short term needs while maintaining a long-term strategy. The Government will continue acting to mitigate the impact of pro-longed drought and meet the future needs that will emerge over time.Challenges have been encountered is some areas where the citizens in need are not reachable or information does not reach government agencies on time.

The government is also aware that in some areas, resources meant for relief are ending up in the wrong hands. We take this opportunity to inform the public that this relief is for families in need and any other person found benefiting will be prosecuted as a thief. Country Security Committees in conjunction with the County Government and other stakeholders have been tasked with the responsibility of ensuring this impropriety does not occur.

The Government is also aware of various initiatives that have been launched, at an individual and community level, to support the affected. These commendable initiatives are truly appreciate. They stand as sure proof that in the face of crisis, Kenyans from all walks of life, will always unite for Kenya.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AHEAD AND GOD BLESS the REPUBLIC OF KENYA.