Rainfall starts October as weatherman warns of flush floods

A stakeholders meeting convened by the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD), August 29, 2017. [Photo|@KenyaMetService] Several parts of the country will start experiencing rainfall between October and December this year. The Kenya Meteorological Department has indicated that the season will be driven by the positive Indian Ocean dipole which enhances rainfall in the country. The Department’s…

Plastic bags ban: What Kisumu residents say

Plastic bags. [Photo|Buzzkenya.com] As Kenya effects the ban on plastic bags, starting Monday August 28, 2017, Kisumu residents have greatly welcomed the move. They said the ban would see some of the popular dumpsites in the lakeside city, decompose waste easily, and help in environmental health. Kisumu Residents Voice (KRV) chairman Audi Ogada said plastic…

Sonko pledges to ‘turn Nairobi into Kigali’

Nairobi Governor-elect, Mike Sonko cleans the city with his team, August 2017. [Photo|Mike Sonko] Nairobi Governor-elect, Mike Sonko, has pledged to clean up the capital city. Sonko who trounced incumbent Dr Evans Kidero in the August 8 polls, said he would make Nairobi, the cleanest city, just like Kigali, in Rwanda. “It is important for…

10 counties to receive Sh160m to conserve water catchment areas

Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Prof Judy Wakhungu is expected to launch a project on establishment and conservation of Water Catchment Areas in the North Rift region at the end of this week. According to Uasin Gishu County’s Executive Officer in charge of Environment, Energy, Water and Natural Resources Mary Njogu, ten counties in…