DROUGHT-STRICKEN

Buffaloes die in Ijara for lack of water

Families have been forced to seek pasture in Somali and parts of Lamu

In Summary

•Elders have appealed to Ministry of Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa to support them with food, water and medicine.

•They called upon agencies like Kenya Wildlife Services and Kenya Defence Forces to construct dams for animals to avoid human-wildlife conflicts. 

Residents Garissa stand besides a bufallo.Several buffaloes have died in the bushes due to lack of water and pasture in Ijara constituency of Garissa County.
Residents Garissa stand besides a bufallo.Several buffaloes have died in the bushes due to lack of water and pasture in Ijara constituency of Garissa County.
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Several buffaloes have died in Ijara constituency, Garissa due to a lack of water and pasture. 

The buffaloes died in Boodhai, Hulugho and Sangailu.

Drought has continued to ravage the constituency forcing families to seek pasture for their livestock in Somalia and parts of Lamu.

Mzee Mohamed Gure, Ali Omar and Yusuf Irshad from Ijara said only rains will assist the community and the government’s help might not bear fruit in a short time.

The elders appealed to Ministry of Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa to support them with food, water and medicine.

They called upon agencies like Kenya Wildlife Services and Kenya Defence Forces to construct dams for animals to avoid human-wildlife conflicts that are imminent if the situation continues. 

The elders also called on political leaders to rescue Ijara residents and their wildlife.

They challenged those who were interested in politics to be alert and address the needs of people when their services were needed most.

Recently, Kenya Red Cross and National Drought Management Authority assessed the vulnerable but to date, nothing has been out of the exercise.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris