Kenya is being ravaged by drought this year – this should not come as a surprise, since we are a drought prone country where 80% of the land is arid and semi arid. Yet, from the reaction of our government, you would think that the drought is indeed a surprise. So, this week, we look at the effects that drought has on our economy, and why our government should take it more seriously.
Drought conditions and management strategies in Kenya
Hundreds of thousands face hunger in Kenya
Drought in Kenya: Climatic, Economic and Socio-Political Factors
WFP East & Central Africa Horn of Africa Drought Crisis Situation Report #01, 06 February 2017
National Drought Management Agency
Drought in East Africa
Drought in Kenya: A failure of both men and of systems
Are Kenya ranch invasions driven by drought or politics?
A review of droughts on the African continent: a geospatial and long-term perspective
Climate Change, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights in Turkana County, Kenya
Drought to intensify in Kenya in 2017, new early warning system shows
Drought, hunger ravage five Coast counties
Dropout rate likely to increase as hunger continues
Number of Kenyans facing starvation rises by 1.4m