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