Western Kenya to record high rain­fall to­wards end of Oc­to­ber — weath­er­man

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

There will be rains at the end of this month in most parts of the coun­try, the Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal de­part­ment has said. The gloomy fore­cast also shows farm­ers should ex­pect de­pressed rain­fall. Acting di­rec­tor of me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal ser­vices Peter Am­benje said the dry weather is likely to af­fect food se­cu­rity. The three-month “short rains” sea­son nor­mally be­gins in Oc­to­ber and pro­tects Kenyans from the shocks of the long, dry spell in the first quar­ter of the new year. Am­benje said only Western high­lands such as Keri­cho, Ki­tale, Kakamega, Kisumu and Kisii are as­sured of ad­e­quate rains. He said Nairobi and the cen­tral Rift Val­ley, in­clud­ing Nakuru and Naivasha, could also ex­pe­ri­ence near-av­er­age to above-av­er­age rain­fall. Am­benje said North­east­ern and Southeastern Kenya, which in­clude Machakos, Voi, Makueni and the en­tire Coastal strip, will ex­pe­ri­ence highly de­pressed rains.

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