On Tuesday, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi pledged to carefully use the additional 13 million euros (or around Ksh. 1.69 billion) funding the European Union (EU) handed Kenya toward climate change mitigation.

When the Dryland Climate Action for Community Drought Resilience project was introduced in Nairobi, Mudavadi commended the EU for consistently helping Kenya take climate action.

"The European is our most reliable partner in mitigating drought threats. The official said you accompanied us as we changed our strategy from reactive to proactive management of drought risks.

He pointed out that the EU has contributed roughly 65 million euros (or roughly Ksh 7.8 billion) between 2007 and 2022 to our efforts to manage the danger of drought under the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA).

The additional Ksh. 1.69 billion, according to Mudavadi, will help communities become more resilient to drought and other effects of climate change. He also revealed that the government would provide another 5 million euros (or Ksh. 650 million) as counterpart money for the initiative.

He continued that the increased monies will also be utilized wisely and only to help our disadvantaged areas deal with the effects of drought and climate change.

According to the Prime CS, drought risk management is now a shared responsibility of county and national governments, assisted by their respective development partners, as drought risk management is inextricably linked to sustainable development.

According to the report released by the Kenya Food Security Steering Group, 5.4 million Kenyans may experience severe food shortages by the end of the year.