Kenya orders corn imports for animal feed to offset drought disaster

1.6 billion shillings allocated to water, irrigation, livestock ministries

Kenya’s government has ordered extra imports of corn to help boost the country’s grain reserves after declaring the current drought a national disaster, according to reports.

The corn will be used to help affected livestock and people, according to Kenya President Mwai Kibaki. In addition, 1.6 billion shillings (US$18.6 million) were allocated to the water and irrigation and livestock ministries.