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Met department warns of 100mm week-long rainfall

Brace yourselves for week-long rains, warns Met department

There would be a weeklong heavy rainfall of above 100 mm in some parts of the country, according to Kenya Meteorological Department.

The rains have been categorised into levels where different parts of the country would experience rains ranging over 100mm.

In the areas of Bungoma, Kakamega, Nandi, Elgeyo/Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, Nakuru, Nyandarua Counties would experience rains of above 100mm.

Besides, there would also be a 7-day total rainfall between 50-100 mm over most parts of Kakamega, Trans-Nzoia.

A 7-day total rainfall 10-50 mm is also expected over most parts of Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Migori, Siaya, Busia, Vihiga, Homa Bay, Kisumu,  Narok, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi, Meru, Laikipia, Kiambu, Samburu

“Occasional cloudiness is expected over some parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands, the Central and South Rift Valley and the Highlands West of the Rift Valley,” said the weatherman.

Turkana Drought

This forecast coincides with a heightened drought in some parts of Northern Kenya where the weatherman has warned of a prolonged drought.

Turkana livestock traders have already started to explore diverse ways of keeping their livestock healthy amid the worsening drought conditions in the Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) counties in Kenya.

The traders have opted to buy animal feeds for their animals, which they are expecting to exchange for both domestic and commercial purposes.

“The price you sell depends on how you take care of your livestock which you intend to sell, at times we are forced to buy some grass and grains, to feed the ones we would wish to bring to the market, if not so, you will end up making heavy losses,” said Lokai, a Livestock trader.

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