County seeks UN help over flooding Lakes

The county government of Nakuru has sought help from the Ministry of environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  to unravel the mystery behind the rising water levels in its lakes.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that the rising water levels cannot be associated with the current rains since the phenomena has been there for the past ten years.

He said that it will require expert input for the government to establish the real and exact cause of the problem.

Kinyanjui said that the rising water levels in lakes Nakuru and Naivasha is something that the government needs to look at seriously before things get worse.

Already hundreds of people have been displaced after the waters from the lake submerged their homes and farms.

The Governor noted that the government through the national exchequer might need to buy the land occupied by people near the lakes since all signs show that the lakes are reclaiming their original space.

Already the Kenya wildlife service is carrying out a mapping exercise to establish the original boundaries of lake NAkuru with the aim of erecting new beacons and fencing it off

Families around Lake NAkuru were forced to vacate the area after water stated emerging  from underground in there homes and farms.


Ambole Okata
Author: Ambole Okata

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