Jan 31, 2017

Two villages ravaged by climate change

Nyando, Nairobi
Mfangano Island
Kenya
by
Faith Matete
,
The Star, Kenya
A man pulls his cows on a flooded path in Kochogo village, Nyando, after heavy rains /FILE
A man pulls his cows on a flooded path in Kochogo village, Nyando, after heavy rains /FILE

Disease, flooding and drought are the climatic hazard with the worst impact on livelihoods in two Nyanza villages, a study has shown.

Kakmie in Nyando and Wakula South, Mfangano Island, Homa Bay county, were listed among five climatic hot spots in East Africa.

The study was carried out by Sustainability Development and Environmental Kenya to establish and enhance climate change risks and adaptive capacities of community groups in selected hot spots in East Africa.