The friendly country of Botswana has come to the aid of starving Kenyans in Baringo with donations of fortified sorghum. Bostwana said it gave the donations to respond to the call by President Uhuru for food donations to feed Kenyans facing hunger due to drought.
Below is the press release from Botswana.
PRESS RELEASE: GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA DONATES DROUGHT RELIEF SUPPLIES TO KENYA
The Government of the Republic of Botswana has donated food supplies to two Counties in Kenya to benefit communities adversely affected by the drought situation in Kenya.
The donation was in response to the appeal made by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya in February, 2017 for drought relief assistance to alleviate the impact of the severe drought that his country is currently experiencing.
The humanitarian donation included food supplies and fortified sorghum meal for infants worth approximately US$40,000.00 (Ksh 4,371,160.000).
The food relief supplies were handed over to the County authorities in Laikipia and Baringo on 17th and 18th March, 2017 by Botswana’s High Commissioner to Kenya, HE John Moreti.
The quantity of the donated supplies is expected to benefit approximately 1000 needy households/families in the two counties for at least one (1) month.
Botswana and Kenya enjoy friendly relations and bilateral cooperation anchored on strong government and people to people connections since Botswana attained independence in 1966.
The Government and people of the Republic of Botswana, who have benefited from the generosity and friendship of Kenya over the years are pleased to stand with the friendly Government and people of the Republic of Kenya at this time of need.