Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has announced that Ukraine has donated 25,000 metric tonnes of wheat.
The wheat will be distributed to counties severely affected by the ongoing drought.
The donation was presented to the office of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua by the Ukrainian envoy to Kenya Andriy Pravednyk.
“Ukraine continues to play a key role in global food security amidst the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict,” Gachagua said in a statement after hosting the Ukrainian ambassador.
The donation comes in after President William Ruto called appealed to development partners to step in and help Kenya to fight the effects of drought and boost food security.
Ruto who described the current drought situation as ‘particularly worrying’, called for concerted efforts in addressing it.
“We have not witnessed a drought situation like this in our country for the last 40 years. We ask for more support from our development partners and other non-state actors in containing the situation,” said Ruto on November 5 during his tour of Turkana and Baringo Counties.
President Ruto said at that time development partners had so far donated Sh 20 billion towards the drought kitty, adding that the Government has raised Sh 4.5 billion.