Kenya: Nairobi sends trucks of food, water to drought-hit Turkana

Parts of Kenya’s northwest on the brink of starvation and gov’t is accused of not doing enough to deal with the drought.

Millions of dollars are set aside every year for water projects in areas prone to drought in Kenya.

Nairobi has sent foodstuffs to the hunger-troubled counties of Turkana and West Pokot to save thousands of Kenyans who have been starving due to the long dry spell.

A convoy of trucks carrying the relief food arrived in Turkana and West Pokot over the weekend.

Those affected in the northwest region of Turkana say they want permanent solutions.

Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Turkana.