Opposition Chief,Raila Odinga has unveiled a new Paybill number to fundraise for the Turkana hunger victims

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Opposition Chief,Raila Odinga has unveiled a new Paybill number to fundraise for the Turkana hunger victims.According to the Orange Democratic Movement leader, the funds contributed would be used to buy food for Turkana residents who have been adversely hit by drought.The new Paybill number is 777711.

Around 805,000 people out of 1.2 million people in Turkana are faced with starvation.CS Wamalwa said the National government has enough food to feed affected victims .The drought has been caused by lack of rain for the last 12 months as the county’s water tables have gone down drastically.Statistics conducted by the National Drought Management Agency’s (NDMA) shows most of the regions of Turkana County are currently experiencing a severe drought that has affected the majority of residents who are now in need of food aid.Wamalwa, however, said there is no shortage of food in the country but people are starving because drought is biting in Turkana, Mandera, Marsabit and Isiolo counties.”We are here in Turkana because of the ongoing drought to work closely with the county government and other humanitarian organisations for mitigation,” The CS spoke on Friday while flagging off trucks of food in Turkana.

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