Following the constant increase of drought in the county, the government has stepped up distribution of relief food in various wards to drought stricken families in Lamu county.

The relief food distribution program which was flagged off in Lamu County by H.E. Governor Issa Timamy E.G.H, and Lamu D.C.C Mr. Charles Kitheka is an initiative of H.E. the President, Dr. William Samoei Ruto to cushion underprivileged citizens from the ravaging drought.

Today, the office of the Governor represented by Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa handed over 295 bags of relief food for distribution in Milimani, Basuba and Mangai villages. The exercise was coordinated by the Administration Deputy Director Shee Kupi.

Speaking during the flagging off exercise that was done early this month in Bargoni, Governor Timamy said the national government was working very closely with the county government in order to reach out to the 12,000 drought strikes families. Governor Timamy further committed to Lamu residents that the current relief food was a short term mitigation exercise and that his administration was working on programs that would ensure Lamu County food secure.