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Drought and heat threaten Kenya and the coast

Downpours of last days didn't stop the emergency

24-02-2017 by redazione

Drought emergency it's growing more and more throughout Kenya and even on the coast.
Two sporadic downpours in recent days between Malindi and Watamu have not improved the situation is tightening siege of breeders and farmers.
The vegetable prices are rising while the overproduction of pineapple and other fruits from the trees matured faster because of the heat, it means that some products are not placed and others are instead thrown and rot.
In many farm inland from days it does not produce more milk and the problem also lies with the dairy producers, including companies like Malindi Products but also small businesses that produce yogurt and fresh cheese at home or in their shamba.
A Taita Taveta drought a family of elephants broke into a primary school looking water, with children (also amused by the event) barricaded themselves in classrooms.
The herds of cows instead are increasingly brought into Tsavo East, grazing guarded by shepherds, because of felines that roam disbelief of many walkers steaks. The tour operators' association of the coast has complained: "We can not bring tourists into the bush to see the cows", but the problem is still far more severe.
Tsavo West Patrick Kilonzo, a carriage association Kenyan Volunteers Of Tsavo, each day enter the park with a truck 11 thousand liters of water and pours them into the pools to water the wild animals.
The hope is that it mitigates the heat, that inside a few weeks early to rain and there is a good monsoon season, otherwise after the fauna, the man will start to have big problems.

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