Famine In Africa: Kenyans Donate Over $200,000 Via Text To Drought Victims

08/02/2011 12:02 pm ET | Updated Oct 02, 2011
  • BBC

Kenyans have donated nearly $200,000 (£122,000) via mobile phone banking for aid to victims of the worst drought in the region in 60 years.

The BBC's Noel Mwakugu in the capital, Nairobi, says the money has been raised in the first 12 hours of an appeal launched by leading businesses.

Many people have accused the Kenyan government of handling the food crisis badly, he says.

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