President William Ruto has said Kenya needs a more targeted and coordinated intervention to tackle the prevailing crisis in the country caused by famine.

Ruto said that while speaking at State House Nairobi during a meeting of the government and development partners he chaired to assess the famine situation in Kenya.

He noted Kenya was facing the worst crisis in 40 years and added the country needs to assemble and arrange for more resources to cushion the vulnerable population.

“We must scale up, marshal more resources and create synergy that will ensure support to the vulnerable,” Ruto said.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Government representatives attended the State House meeting.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Musalia Mudavadi were also in attendance.

The meeting comes at a time when Kenyans are cringing at the high cost of living with the prices of basic commodities such as foodstuff skyrocketing.