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Botswana donates drought relief to Kenya

Botswana has donated food supplies to two counties in Kenya to benefit communities adversely affected by the drought situation in that country, APA learnt here Tuesday.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the donation was in response to the appeal made by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in February for drought relief assistance to alleviate the impact of the severe drought that his country is currently experiencing.

It said the humanitarian donation included food supplies and fortified sorghum meal for infants worth approximately US$40,000.

The ministry said the food relief supplies were handed over to the county authorities in Laikipia and Baringo on 17 and 18 March by Botswana high commissioner to Kenya, John Moreti.

“The quantity of the donated supplies is expected to benefit approximately 1,000 needy households/families in the two counties for at least one month,” the statement said.

Published on 28.04.2020

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