Mandera County Governor Ali Roba has assured residents that no one will die of hunger and starvation caused by the prolonged drought.

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Speaking in Mandera Town on Saturday where he distributed relief food, Roba said his government has set aside over Sh150 million to cater for relief food.

Governor Roba also said his government is working closely with the national government to cushion locals from starvation.

Over 50,000 residents are in need of food and medical care, however, Mandera County boss urged residents in areas hit by famine and starvation not to panic assuring them that they will get relief food.

Among the areas worst hit with drought and famine are Mandera East, Mandera South, Lafey, Rahmu, Banisa and Kitulo.

"We have put in place measures to ensure all those facing starvation get food and medical care," Governor Roba said.

Roba added that the county is investing in long term measures to fight hunger and starvation and revealed that over 100 boreholes are being drilled in all constituencies within Mandera.

Governor Roba also said that his government is working closely with national government and investors to have at least three dams constructed in the county.

Mandera is among the 13 counties facing starvation as a result of prolonged drought.

The national government has maintained that no Kenyan will die of hunger because there is enough food.