According to President William Ruto, the impacts of the drought have forced Kenya to feed wildlife for the first time in its history.
Because there hasn’t been enough rain for three to four years in a row, the president said that the nation is experiencing the worst drought in 40 years.
Speaking to CNN in Egypt on Tuesday, Ruto stated that the nation must supply 4.3 million drought-stricken Kenyans with emergency food.
To feed the populace, he continued, “we must divert cash intended for hospitals, medications, and education.”
“The reality of climate change is here with us; for the first time in our country’s history, we have been forced to feed wildlife, and it is something we have never seen.”
The repercussions of the drought in Kenya, according to Ruto, are a major source of worry.
Ruto called for support in dealing with the effects of climate change in his speech at the COP27 session.
In addition to humans, wild creatures have also been impacted by famine, with thousands of deaths documented.
Report from wildlife shows that more than 1,000 animal deaths have been documented in the last two seasons, from October 2021 to May 2022, during which the nation received rainfall that was below average.
Wildebeests, common zebras, elephants, Grevy’s zebras, and buffalos are the species most severely impacted.
The most severely impacted ecosystems are those in Amboseli, Tsavo, and Laikipia-Samburu.