ETO recently received a worrying report from our ETO team in Kenya about the very real risk of drought and famine currently facing the poor Tharakan people.
Over the last two years Tharaka has seen little to no rain which has had a devastating impact and is a real threat to life.
Rev Christopher Gicugu reports,
Many people planted but as they did not have rain the seed did not germinate, still some people are still waiting for rain. There is a common drought rivers permanent are completely not flowing. There rare few patches in these permanent rivers, many boarding primary and secondary schools closed earlier because no water and food. So the schools which depends on thingithu river as from Mitunguu to Tana river there is no water flowing from Mitunguu to Marimanti river. This river flows as from Mt.Kenya-Nkubu-Mitunguu-Ruungu-Kathita River to Tana river. So from Mitunguu fetching water is none. Raungu very little water in the river people digging wells in the permanent rivers, many bores-holes are completing dried. We Muguna aana we are in the school because we have a little food from the amount you sent. Thank you for the food support. Water is stinking because we are pumping from stagnant water patches in the river. Church members are not attending service In a good number. So let us pray to that God will have our own for our many orphans in the schools- Kaguma, Muguna aana, MutuguNi, and Kanthakame. Genesis 41:34-36.
The cereal store has been for seven months feeding E.T.O families this should be more than 2 millions Ksh. for 1kg of maize is 80 sh. Millets 100ksh. Beans 100ksh. The boarding schools are most affected.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU
REV CHRISTOPHER GICUGU.