Flooding Lake Nakuru forces residents to move

As heavy rains continue to pound different parts of the country, residents of estates neighboring Lake Nakuru might be forced to move as the Lake’s water levels keep rising.

Already several estates that border the Lake have been cut off after the flooding Lake went beyond its current boundaries.

Experts say that the rising waters in the lake are as a result of the reclamation and restoration of the Mau forest complex that so thousands of families evicted from the water tower.

Since the start of the long rains River Molo which drains into the Lake has been heavy with water from the Mau draining into the Lake.

Last year several plot owners in Mwariki village on the border of the Lake Nakuru National park reported sinking grounds which forced most of them to vacate.

Over the years Lake Nakuru has been registering a rise in its water levels with at one time forcing the Kenya Wildlife Service to relocate its offices within the park after they were submerged.

The rising water levels were also blamed for the migration of the famous flamingos from the water body .

Hundreds of people are alleged to have encroached on the original Lake Nakuru space  and some experts argue that it will be a matter of time before the Lake reclaims original space.


Ambole Okata
Author: Ambole Okata

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