sixth consecutive unsuccessful annual rainfall.

The Meteorological Service of Kenya has predicted that Kenya would see its sixth consecutive unsuccessful annual rainfall.



The Meteorological Department predicts that just a tiny portion of the nation will have average rainfall, with the other areas reporting depressed and very depressed amount of rain beginning in two weeks' time. This prediction comes from the Meteorological Department.




The forecast from the meteorologist portrays a picture of even more difficult times approaching for a nation that is already struggling under the weight of rising food costs. The three-month weather prediction for March through May indicates that the potential for rain throughout the nation and in the area is not ideal.



" Rain delays may occur. Over the long run, we are going to witness a scenario in which some locations will get less rain than the norm, "said Dr. David Gikunyu, Director, Kenya Met Department.


Just three locations, including portions of Marsabit, Kajiado, and eastern sections of Narok, are expected to get typical rainfall during this time period, according to the prediction.


The counties that make up the cou

ntry's bread basket, such as Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, and West Pokot, as well as the larger parts of western Kenya, will experience depressed rains, while the rest of the counties, including Nairobi, will experience what the weather service refers to as highly depressed rains, and these conditions will continue until June.



Even in regards of cultivation and other applications of the primary product of downpour, there ought to be sufficient, but the narrative is about depressed rainfall in most sections of the nation, said Gikunyu. 


The reduced rain now foretells greater difficulties for the agricultural industry of the nation and her current predicament with regards to food security.



It is to be anticipated that farmers would have poor performances with both their crops and their pastures, which will contribute to lower harvests for farmers.



As a knock-on consequence of this, people will have less options for eating, which will result in higher prices and an additional deterioration of the precarious food situation in these areas and throughout the nation. The decreased rainfall will also pose a threat to the survival of cattle in an industry that has already sustained losses that amount to more than 2 million animals.



Nevertheless, the Meteorological Department has warned that even in areas where average rainfall will occur, there is still a risk of sporadic flash floods and an increase in the number of instances of waterborne diseases.



Meanwhile, the effects of the rains will be seen in the power industry, namely in the form of a reduction in the amount of hydropower generated at the seven forks dam.



On the basis of the meteorological data, the National Disaster Management Authority has been given the task of being prepared for any contingencies that may arise.


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