Siaya to lose half of crop to drought

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 05:00 | By
Maize destroyed by drought
Poorly developed maize stalks show the effects of prolonged hot, dry weather on a farm. PHOTO/Courtesy,

Siaya County will lose 50 percent of its crop due to drought, area county commissioner, Jim Njoka has said.

Njoka said that as a result of the erratic rainfall, 28,000 households will require relief support and called on the government and other donors to include the county in relief support programmes.

He was speaking at Rarieda and Ugenya constituencies during relief food distribution that was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and the Digital Economy, Eliud Owalo.

Njoka said that the ongoing short rains that have been pounding the region in the last few days came in late when crops had withered.

CS Owalo said the William Ruto-led government was willing to work with all leaders to improve the well-being of Kenyans.                        

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