Yesterday, H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta witnessed HSNP drought emergency payments of Group 2 beneficiaries in Lodwar. The payments were triggered by the February 2017 vegetation cover index. Each household will received Kshs. 2,100. Drought emergency payments are also being delivered in the other three Counties of Wajir, Marsabit and Mandera. The President was joined by Nic Hailey, the British High Commissioner.
HSNP emergency payments are financed by the Governments of Kenya and UK. The cheque received by Agnes Ndetei- Chairlady, NDMA Board of Directors and witnessed by Nic Hailey- British High Commissioner, Ekwe Ethuro- Speaker of Senate, William Ruto- Deputy President, John Munyes- Senator Turkana County and Josphat Nanok- Governor, Turkana County.
Hunger Safety Net Programme paid 66,254 Group 2 households across Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit and Turkana a total of Kshs. 178,885,800 (£1,397,545). Each household received Kshs.2,700 (£21). Group 2 households constitute households that only receive cash transfers during emergency scale ups. 60% of the money (Kshs. 108,259,200) was paid to female recipient households in the four Arid and poorest Counties badly hit by the current drought. Female recipients households are those that have women receiving HSNP cash transfers on behalf of the households.