At least 3.4 million Kenyans are facing starvation, the most at risk counties being Isiolo, Kilifi, Turkana, Wajir and Tana River.
Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General Abbas Gullet reported this on Tuesday and asked well-wishers to help.
“After the long and short rains failed last year, many counties were hit by persistent famine and drought,” he said.
Gullet announced that on Thursday, Red Cross will launch a revised appeal to mobilise Kenyans to donate.
“The government must invest heavily in long term food security solutions in dry areas and emphasise irrigation,” he said.
He spoke when he paid Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga a courtesy call at his office.
The Governor is the Kenya Red Cross Society patron for his county.