Turkana county in northern Kenya hosts the country’s largest aquifer. Discovered in the Turkana and Lotikipi basins, the aquifer was expected to benefit the local community which comprises nomadic pastoralists. Read More
Africa Uncensored’s series highlighting the water crisis in Africa and around the world.
As Masinga dam continues to spill excess water following heavy rainfall, Umaa dam in Kitui County lies empty and incomplete. For the seven years that it has been so, County residents have experienced drought in dry seasons and floods in rainy seasons. Water shortage, their greatest need, has however persisted throughout all seasons. When will this end?
Lake Ol Bolossat, located in Nyandarua county, may not immediately be known to many. After all, for most Kenyans, their one and only encounter with the lake was during Geography classes. Yet as the Central region’s only natural lake and one of the sources of the Ewaso Ng’iro river, it is just as important as any other water body not just in Central Kenya alone but in the whole country. Read More
Kenyans have for the last few weeks been left wondering why reports reaching them indicated that Ndaka-ini dam, one of the major sources of water for Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and surrounding regions, is not full despite the ongoing heavy rains. The Africa Uncensored team has been on the ground looking for answers to this puzzle.
As Cape Town’s water crisis continues to keep the world focused on the Mother City, several other African cities are staring at a similar fate. These cities will inevitably run out of water if the threat is not dealt with urgently. Read More