Kenya Army Provides Relief to Drought Stricken Areas

Kenya Army soldiers issuing drought pallets to the residents in drought stricken areas

Kenya Army soldiers issuing drought pallets to the residents in drought stricken areas

In fulfillment of KDF’s secondary role, Kenya Army in collaboration with other Kenyan Government Ministries, embarked on a relief exercise to supply water and drought pallets to drought stricken counties of Marsabit, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi and Meru North. The ongoing relief programme began on the 26th of September 2019 and will continue in efforts to alleviate the residents of the adverse effects of the drought. The relief programme has seen the provision of at least a million liters of clean water and over twenty thousand bags of 50 KGs drought pallets to Moyale, Beregesh, Garfasa, Maua, Laisamis, Lukenya, Tigania East, Marsabit, Isiolo, Beregesh and Garfasa.

The Kenya Army formations and units involved in the relief programme include Kenya Army Corps of Engineers who ensured water purification, Kenya Army Corps of Transport who facilitated the movement, Kenya Army medical personnel providing medical services with the Joint Helicopter Command on standby in case of any medical emergencies.

Kenya Army has in the past provided support to Kenyans during emergencies and disasters including the Solai Tragedy rescue, flood evacuation operation in Lamu, Tana Belt rescue mission, and have also conducted several free medical camps.

Regionally, Kenya Army was extensively engaged during the Mozambique Cyclone Idai search and rescue operation. In Somalia, Kenya Army troops in collaboration with other agencies continue to provide relief food, free medical services and water to the people of Somalia.

A Kenya Army soldier coordinating water distribution to the residents in drought stricken areas

A Kenya Army soldier coordinating water distribution to the residents in drought stricken areas

Kenya Army water bowzer dispensing water to the residents in drought stricken areas

Kenya Army water bowzer dispensing water to the residents in drought stricken areas

Kenya Army water bowzer dispensing water  to the residents in drought stricken areas

Kenya Army water bowzer dispensing water to the residents in drought stricken areas

Kenya Army water bowzer dispensing water to the residents during the ongoing relief exercise in drought stricken areas that began on 26th September 2019

Kenya Army water bowzer dispensing water to the residents during the ongoing relief exercise in drought stricken areas that began on 26th September 2019