The World Bank, in partnership with the Government of Sweden (Sida) and Government of Denmark (DANIDA), has announced plans to give $150 million to Kenya, aiming at mitigating the impact of drought currently affecting various parts of the country. This will happen through a 10-year Government Locally-led Climate Action Plan (FLLoCA) programme launched in June last year.
According to the National Treasury, the funds will also be used to predict, prepare and respond to climate shocks in affected areas.
On 8th September 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared prevailing drought as a national disaster, with Treasury releasing KSh2 billion to support those in dire need of food.
Ukur Yatani, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary.