Store rain wa­ter for use when drought re­turns

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - LETTERS -

We should put to good use the heavy rains be­ing wit­nessed across the coun­try. The wa­ter must be har­nessed for fu­ture use dur­ing dry sea­son, par­tic­u­larly in the arid and semi-arid coun­ties. Dur­ing the dry sea­sons, pas­toral­ists in­cur heavy losses as the drought kills their live­stock due to lack of pas­ture and wa­ter. The county gov­ern­ments should pro­vide means of har­vest­ing wa­ter dur­ing the wet sea­son. Equally, county gov­ern­ments can con­struct dams to col­lect wa­ter which can be used for farm­ing and also grow­ing pas­ture for live­stock. This may curb the losses herders in­cur re­solve their con­flict with ranch own­ers in fu­ture.

JOSEPH MACHARIA, Narok

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